Alan C. Patchell, 61, of Raynham, passed away suddenly on March 15, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. Alan was the son of Joan M. Creedon (Patchell) and the late Francis C. Patchell. He grew up in Shrewsbury and attended Shrewsbury High School before attending Assumption College, where he obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Psychology.
Alan worked as a Counselor for the state and many different hospitals, including Marlboro Hospital, Morton Hospital, and with his dear friend and mentor, Dr. Clifford G. Risk. Alan most recently worked at the Department of Mental Health, which he thought of as a second home because of his colleagues who became his extended family. He also became a Professor at Gibbs College in Boston. He met his wife, Nancy, while they both worked at Marlboro Hospital and the two married in 1993.
Alan was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games. He enjoyed cooking, and was especially known for his homemade rolls and pies. He had a love for all animals, especially his very own Muffin, Pete & Charlie. Alan was funny and witty in his own special way, and most happy when he was hanging out with his loved ones, sharing stories and jokes.
Alan is survived by his loving wife, Nancy E. Patchell (Conlin). Stepfather to Kristen A. Turpin and her girlfriend Kelly A. O’Brien of Worcester and Caitlin A. Turpin and her boyfriend Jonathan F. Berry of Norton. He is also survived by his Mother, Joan Patchell of Southborough, and siblings, Geoffrey F. Patchell, Mark E. Patchell. Ann M. Graham, Catherine J. Warren, and Susan M. Michaud.
We would like to thank Alan’s caretakers at Mass General Hospital who treated him with the utmost dignity, and provided exceptional care throughout his course of treatment.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MSPCA