In Memory

Hugh P. McDermott

On Saturday, June 16th 2005, in Wheatland, California. At his residence, after a long illness “Pat” peacefully departed this world for the next. Hugh Patrick Mc Dermott, born 2 October 1930, in Manhattan, New York City first born son of Thomas and Cathleen, [nee’ Mulvey] Mc Dermott. Born to first generation Irish Americans, whose families struggled through the famine years in Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, and immigrated in 1890 where they first settled in Beverley, Massachusetts. Pat grew up in Brooklyn, Long Island and at one of the largest orphanages in the US, Mount Loretto, Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Staten Island, NY. He joined the Amy Air Corps in 1947, serving in the Korean War and stateside during the Vietnam War. He was most proud of his service on the ATLAS F missiles, during the early 1960’s, at Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico. While stationed in the UK, he met and married his wife of 48 years, Barbara Katharine Smith, of Yelden, Bedfordshire. Who, along with their 3 children, Patrick Hugh Mc Dermott, of Wheatland; Carol L. Mc Dermott, of Arboga; Andrew M. Mc Dermott of Yuba City will greatly miss their beloved father and husband. Pat retired after 24 years of military service in 1971, and went on to work for BART, after 22 years as an electrician he retired from Bart in 1992. He devoted many immeasurable hours to Little League during his adult life and was the coach of 1975 District 2 Northern California Big League Champions. He was also instrumental in developing the Senior and Big Leagues for District Two. He is survived by his devoted wife Barbara Mc Dermott of Wheatland, Son Patrick Mc Dermott , along with his children Tony & Trista of Washington & Bryce Mc Dermott of Marysville, Daughter Carol Forbush, her husband Dwite Forbush and children, Jayson Bendure, wife Krista & son Jayden of Queens Creek, AZ., Daniel Bendure, wife TeAnna & children Justin & Grace, and Julie Forbush, all of Arboga, Son Andy Mc Dermott, his wife Jenny and sons Jacob & Alex, of Yuba City. Also his sister Mary Katherine Mc Donagh of Staten Island; Brother & sister-in-law Thomas & Marie Mc Dermott of New Jersey; Sister & brother-in-law, Patricia & Battalion Chief Frank Caltabellotta, NYFD, Ret. of Bronx, New York and sister Kathleen Tomasello of Belden, Long Island, NY, ; Brother-in-law David Stringer & wife Julie of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and two noteworthy individuals who had an impact upon his life. The two brothers of his mother. Hugh Patrick Mulvey, 1902 – 1919 who died during WWI & for whom Pat is named after; and Frank Thomas Mulvey 1904 – 1978, his beloved Uncle Frank who served in WWI & WWII, from 1918 – 1943, along with Frank’s wife, Alexandria Temoschenkova 1909 – 1981, whom he cared for deeply, and were like parents to Pat & his siblings during their youth. A Mass Funeral will be held at St. Daniels Catholic Church in Wheatland. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.