Pat Agresti, age 56, rose to heaven on March 27, 2019, with his family and so many of the friends he dearly loved by his side. Pat was known for his generosity, perseverance, sharp sense of humor, and was never seen without one of his signature visors. Pat lived and loved so fiercely and so beautifully. He gave so much love to his family, his friends, and to the community he so cherished and was so proud to serve. Because of his love and amazing grace, we are able to thrive and to survive in his memory. Pat was one of the happiest, most joyful people you could ever hope to know. He was a man of character, strength, tenacity, and dignity. He was a leader, a rock. Strong willed, strong minded. Pat was the quintessential family man, putting Mary and his boys above everything else in his life. Family, friends, and giving back to the community meant everything to him. He was on the Board of Directors of Little League and Basketball League. Nothing made him happier than coaching and he did so for many years with respect, fairness, honesty and passion.
While he will be missed immensely by his family and friends, we are forever grateful for the infinite gifts and blessings he provided. Now that he is no longer with us, it is up to us to keep it going. As his family and friends, we owe it to Pat to take his positive outlook and find rays of light when the clouds seem dark and gray. The life experiences he had before getting sick are incredible. The impact he had on a such huge number of people is monumental. His positive outlook and his drive to never give up are just a few of his greatest assets.The way he lived his life, before and after his illness, is inspiring.
Pat was loved and supported by countless family members, friends, colleagues, doctors, nurses, and members of his community. We are grateful, even if too short, for having this amazing man who loved us so fiercely and completely and took care of us like no other. His memory lives on in each of us.
Pat was taken from this world far too soon after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. No army of people will ever replace the void left on earth after his passing. The best we can do to keep him alive is to never forget all of the wonderful memories we hold and to willingly share them for all to hear. He was a man that had the right answer to any question and the perfect advice for any given situation. His ability to light up a room and bring joy and laughter to everyone was a natural gift and a major reason why his memory will forever live on.
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”