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John Patrick Fetherston

Posted By Bob On July 31, 2019 @ 2:26 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

1985 – 2019

Simpsonville, SC – John “Patrick” Fetherston, 33, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Douglasville, GA. He was born in Greenfield, MA to parents Noah Fetherston of Simpsonville, SC and Katy Fetherston of Groton Long Point, CT.

Patrick was a natural athlete and spent many early years travelling the east coast from Washington D.C. to Canada to play competitive ice hockey. He also excelled in baseball, football, and lacrosse, but never lost his love for the ice. He was known for being quiet yet kind and generous, and always up for an adventure. He grew up spending many carefree summers with his family in Groton Long Point, CT. Patrick enlisted in the Marine Corps at the beginning of the Iraq war and graduated boot camp at Paris Island, SC. Patrick attained a degree in Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales in Charlotte NC. His talent for cooking led him to pursue a career as a chef in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants including the three star Michelin restaurant “The Fat Duck” in England under the direction of Heston Blumenthal, and later in New York City at Le Bernadine, Gilt, and Per Se. Patrick also shared his passion for food with those less fortunate than him, spending many Christmas and Thanksgiving days as a volunteer serving meals to the homeless at various soup kitchens across the country. He also obtained a CDL license in 2016 that allowed him to travel the country driving coast to coast. In his free time, he found solitude and peace in fishing and golf.

Patrick attended Baptist churches in Buffalo as well as Brookwood Church in Greenville, SC where he accepted Christ into his life.

Patrick will always be remembered for his courage, persistence, and tenacity in accomplishing his goals despite battling many years with an ongoing illness. Sadly, he succumbed to his illness despite many years of seeking treatment to manage a condition that has no cure. His life was ended too early and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Patrick is survived by his grandmother, Vivian Sokoll of Westport, MA and his sister, Amy Fanton and her husband Fernando Fanton of London, England.

A private funeral for family only will be held on Friday August 2, 2019 in Woodstock, CT where Patrick will be laid to rest near his paternal grandfather, John Kinder Fetherston.

Condolences for the family of “John Patrick Fetherston”

Condolence from Lisa Chapman on July 31st, 2019 7:02 pm

No stigma on mental illness anymore. Its real and rampant. Prayers for peace to all . so sorry for your loss.
Lisa from Brookwood

Condolence from Elke Grant on July 31st, 2019 9:18 pm

Patrick sounds like an amazing young man. He accomplished so much during his short life. I know he had such a difficult
Road. He was brave and fought his illness.
My heart aches with all of you.
Patrick is free now and does not need to struggle any more..
He is in God’s Arms now and free of his illness.

Condolence from Macon and Rita Parrott on August 1st, 2019 1:18 pm

What a full end exciting life to have been on earth for only 33 years. I remember Noah telling me of Patrick going to Hawaii, living on the beach; taking life as it comes, and being vey happy. asking Noah, “aren’t you worried about Patrick”? His response: was “nope, he’s a Marine, he will take care of himself”. It’s obvious Patrick had a love for life and adventure. Patrick will be missed by all whom he touched. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his all his family.

Greenville/ Greer, SC

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