Patrick Edward Branen died suddenly on
December 28, 2016, in Washington
DC at age 45. Fiercely
beloved brother of Thomas and Abbey (Powell) Branen, and uncle of Finian and
Maeve Branen, he is the son of the late Thomas and Frances Arlene Jackson
Branen. A sweet and gentle soul, Patrick will be deeply missed by his many
surviving family members and friends.
Patrick was a 1990 graduate of Bishop Kelly High School
in Tulsa, OK,
and a 1994 graduate of the University
of Tulsa. After
graduation, he served his country in AmeriCorps, at a community health center
in San Antonio, TX. He then pursued a career in international
logistics with a number of different companies, including Texas Instruments in
Irving and Austin, TX.
In 2010, Patrick moved to Washington,
DC, to be closer to his family.
He worked for a time at REI and most recently tended bar at the Star & Shamrock
in DC, where he felt at home.
Patrick was a world traveler, movie buff, voracious reader, and a
lifelong baseball fan. He became a diehard Washington Nationals fan upon his
arrival in DC. Patrick adored his nephew and niece, and loved to play with
In addition to Thomas, Abbey, Finian and Maeve, Patrick’s survivors include his
aunts: Mary Rooney of West Orange, NJ, and Patricia Jackson of Troy, NY; aunt
and uncle Sally and Richard Lisi of Mission Viejo, CA; and cousins William
Rooney of Plainfield, NJ; Richard and Daniel Lisi of Mission Viejo, CA; and
lifelong dear friends, Wayne and Kathy Fisher & Kate and PJ Motsiff of
Queensbury, NY, as well as Amy and Andrew Quinn of Lake Placid, NY.
In lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible memorial contribution can be made to
Capitol Hill Little League http://www.chlldcfundraising.org/donations/ in
honor of Patrick’s passion for baseball and his love for his niece and nephew.
Friends may call on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM
(complimentary valet parking provided) at DeVOL
FUNERAL HOME, 2222 Wisconsin Ave.
NW, Washington, DC
20007. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM at
Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will immediately follow at