OBITUARY: Patrick Edward Hoffman, 73

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — On March 15, 2022, Patrick Edward Hoffman of Wilmington, MA passed away peacefully, surrounded by his beloved wife of fifty years, Irene MacIsaac Hoffman, and family. Patrick lived the best life that he could live with Lewy Body Dementia for the past ten years.

Patrick was born on April 23, 1948, the son of the late Mary (Connelly) and Edward Hoffman. He was raised in Somerville MA, attended St. Ann’s School and Matignon High School. Patrick graduated from the University of Connecticut where he studied Engineering. He received a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and his Doctor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

Patrick is the beloved father of Ryan P. Hoffman and Ryan’s wife, Aimee Dollard Hoffman, of Reading, MA, and Rori Rachel Hoffman and her wife, Amelia Sahatjian Hoffman, of Concord, MA. He is the devoted and proud grandfather of Brendan, Sean, Farrah, Selena and Lucine. He is survived by his extended family members: Karen and John Moran of Maitland, FL, Kristen Rufo of Wilmington, Gretchen and Brian DeAngelo of Lowell, Lauren and Charlie Cochran of Chelmsford, and Liesl Hoffman of Lowell. Patrick is predeceased by his sister, Mary Antonia Hoffman, and by his brother-in-law Patrick Rufo. Patrick is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and by his wife. Irene’s, brothers and sisters and their spouses.

An avid athlete, Patrick was a marathon runner and a triathlete who trained with the Irish American Track Club and with the Mystic Runners. He also enjoyed tennis and swimming. Always a favorite with children, Patrick was a Wilmington soccer coach and the coordinator for the Junior Boys and Girls Tennis Ladder. In addition, he taught his children and grandchildren how to juggle and ride a unicycle, how to ice skate and to play chess. As a dedicated mentor, Patrick avidly followed the athletic pursuits of his own relatives and their teammates and took time to motivate and cheer on the next generations.

Patrick’s professional career included work in such areas as data mining, the creation of RadViz, a multivariate data visualization algorithm. He was an engineer with Clinical Data, RSA, Anvil Informatics, Inforsense, and with the Oracle Corporation. He also taught Computer Science at Benjamin Franklin Institute in Boston.

Patrick’s great sense of humor was legendary. He was playful, loving and compassionate throughout his life. He loved his family and friends unconditionally and will forever be remembered in their hearts. Patrick made the world a better place in all his endeavors just by being the man he was every day of his life.

The Hoffman family expresses their gratitude to Kristen, Patrick’s aide from Assisting Hands Home Care, for her wonderful care of and friendship to Patrick throughout the past three years. They also appreciate the Care Dimensions hospice staff for their care in the last week of Patrick’s life.

Family and friends may gather for visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Sunday, March 20 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick will take place on  Monday, March 21st at 11:30 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA, followed by his interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Patrick’s memory to the Lewy Body’s Association https://www.americanbrainfoundation.org/robins-wish/ or to the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

Patrick Edward Hoffman

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