Patrick Rey LaPenna, 23, of Milford, passed away on the 3rd of September 2021. Patrick blessed us with his presence on the 23rd of October 1997. He was born at Naval Station Rota, Spain, to Justine and Christopher LaPenna.
Patrick attended Live Oaks Elementary School, East Shore Middle School, and graduated from Joseph A. Foran High School, Class of 2016. While a student he participated in numerous activities: Soccer (Captain), Tennis (Captain), and National Honor Society. He especially loved the annual Badminton Tournament. He later attended the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, where he rediscovered his love for tree-climbing. Being an avid nature lover, he found his peace during sunrise kayak outings at Anchor Beach. He enjoyed exploring many hobbies: photography, painting, gaming, discovering new music, and cactus growing.
Patrick will always be remembered as a loyal friend who was kind to everyone he met. He had a penchant for witty sarcasm, an innate desire to please his inner curiosity, and would never walk away from an honest debate. A gentle soul, he will be incredibly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, Justine and Christopher, Patrick leaves behind his adoring siblings, Cristina LaPenna (Matthew Goreham), Nicholas LaPenna, and Julia LaPenna. He is cherished by his grandparents, Elizabeth and Gerald LaPenna, Patricia Browning and François McGarry, and Wayne Browning. He is the nephew of Lisa LaPenna, and Adam Browning. He endlessly entertained his cousins, Danielle Polvan, and Zoë Benton-Browning. He is predeceased by his beloved (favorite) four-legged sibling, Lily LaPenna.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, the 10th of September, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, the 11th of September, at 10:30 a.m at Saint Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Avenue, Milford, CT 06460 (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Milford Prevention Council, 70 West River Street, Milford, CT 06460.
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