Patrick Thomas Craven
Patrick Thomas Craven
  • September 17, 1965 - December 31, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Patrick Thomas Craven passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 52.

His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that he had touched throughout his memorable life. Loving father of Daniel F. Craven, Isabella M. Craven and Marni L. Catlett-Craven. Devoted companion of Laura L. Catlett. Son of Aline Bourgeois Craven and the late John Joseph Craven. He was the brother of: John M. Craven, George A Craven (Nathalie), Aline C. Cowdrey (Bill), Joseph E. Craven (Rhonda), Catherine C. Ritter (Chris), Mary C. Welker (Vic) and Paul S. Craven (Belinda). His dog Max who will miss all the walks they took together. Patrick is also survived and loved by many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Patrick was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a graduate of the University of New Orleans, Brother Martin High School and St. Dominic Grammar School. He worked in the hotel industry for over 28 years. He was a superintendent for Ceres Terminals Inc. at the time of his death. Patrick's loves included: Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, live music, running the Crescent City Classic every year, Popeye's, Port of Call, Caf du Monde, good rum, king cake, grilling and watching Jeopardy. He spent countless hours introducing his children to music especially his favorites: The Beatles, The Police, U2 and Jimmy Buffet.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral mass on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at noon at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124. Visitation will be from 10:00AM till time of service. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity. The family invites you to share your fond memories and condolences online at