Roger Charles Patrick, of Derby, passed away suddenly of natural causes on February 15, 2013. He was born December 20, 1951 to the late Harrie and Mildred Ryan Patrick, and was the grandson of the late Raymond and Mildred Vadney. He attended Orange public schools and graduated from Amity Regional High School and completed numerous technical courses in emergency medical treatment and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Roger was a 39-year member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Association where he attained the rank of Assistant Chief. For many years he was the co-chair of the pizza booth at the annual Orange Firemen's Carnival. He belonged to the Valley Fire Chiefs Association, Valley Fire Training School, New Haven Fire Academy, CT State Firefighters Irregulars Association, and assisted with the Engine #260 muster in Milford for many years. Roger had been an EMT trainer/evaluator for RECERT LLC and worked for Flanagan Ambulance; was a member of Teamsters 443 and Pipefitters United Association Local 777; and worked as an HVAC service technician for Chickos Energy Services in Milford, Hoffman Fuel, and Vadney Fuels in Orange during his career. He was known as an excellent technician with superb customer service skills. Roger enjoyed riding his motorcycle, walking along the beach in West Haven, and his friend's pets. He served as a mentor to younger firefighters as an instructor and coach. Colleagues respected and admired him. He was a good friend who would give the shirt off his back. Roger is survived by his brother, Hal Patrick (Fran) of Albany, NY and Wickford, RI; sister, Marcia Patrick of Tacoma, WA and West Palm Beach FL; nephews Eric Patrick (Gloria) of Waltham, MA; Drew Patrick (Nalini) of Norwalk, CT; and grandnieces Sophia, Phoebe, Thalia and Keira. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday (TODAY), February 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Orange Fire Station #1, 625 Orange Center Road, Orange. Please come and share a memory of Roger's life. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Orange Volunteer Fire Association, Inc., 625 Orange Center Road, P.O. Box 878, Orange, CT 06477. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, in care of arrangements.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Patrick family at this time along with Roger’s extended family at the Orange Fire Station. He will be missed.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Patrick family for their loss. Roger was a good friend to our family. We will miss him.

  3. To our good friend, you always had a smile on your face. we will miss you. Rest in peace Roger, all your friends at Zuppardi’s.

  4. I remember Roger when we were kids growing up in Orange and at the old skating pond behind Race Brook School. He was a dedicated member of our community who will not soon be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

  5. May thoughts and prayers go out to Roger’s family. He was a great man, he will be missed by all. Now He joins my Father in the firehouse in the sky !!!!

  6. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AND DEDICATION TO OUR DEPARTMENT AND THE ORANGE COMMUNITY. WE WILL ALWAYS HOLD YOU IN OUR HEARTS.

  7. Thank you for your wealth of information. You are a great mentor to me in my firefighting career. R.I.P Roger. Thank you. Captain Osinski, OVFD

  8. Your last call was serviced on earth, now god has called you home early then we wanted. I’ll miss you at the OFD. We Love You. Steve & Pam Douglas

  9. keep all the fires out upstairs you were a good friend i learned a lot from you in our training sessions keep the fires out upstairs my condolences to the family ed liebel

  10. RODGER I AND EVERY BODY ELSE WILL MISS YOUR SMILE AND GOOD HUMOR AT THE ORANGE VOL CARNIVAL-IT WILL BE DIFFRENT LOOKING OVER AT THE NEXT BOOTH AND NOT SEEING YOU WORKING HARD WITH A SMILE-RIP-BOB JARVIS SHELTON CT

  11. Roger always had a kind word and a smile whenever we met whether in the grocery store or working together at the carnival. He will be missed.

  12. Gail and family, My thoughts are with all of you on your great loss.May you find comfort in knowing we are all thinking of you during your period of grief. Gloria ,Gary,Scott and staff.

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