Patrick J. Mongeon (Baltimore Sun )
Patrick J. Mongeon, a retired construction superintendent and Vietnam veteran, died Oct. 20 from kidney failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 60.
Mr. Mongeon was born in Baltimore and raised on Marshall Street. After graduating in 1970 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, he enlisted in the Air Force.
"He served several tours of duty but never talked about it. He suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome," said his daughter, Rebecca Mongeon of Elkton.
After being discharged from the Air Force, Mr. Mongeon returned to Baltimore, where he worked for several construction companies as a superintendent.
Mr. Mongeon's career came to an end three years ago, when he was sitting in his car at a traffic light near the Veterans Administration Hospital in downtown Baltimore.
"He was hit from behind by a negligent driver and was run over," his daughter said.
"We were told by many doctors that he would not survive. He did though, but had multiple horrific injuries including crushed kidneys, which resulted in him needing dialysis for the rest of his life, and a crushed pelvis that resulted in him being in a wheelchair," said Ms. Mongeon.
Mr. Mongeon spent five months recuperating at Johns Hopkins Hospital, before being released.
He was divorced in 2001 from the former Christine Currotto, whom he married in 1989.
"He needed 24-hour care, and my mother came back from Dallas to care for him. They moved in together and she began taking care of him," said his daughter. "They had remained best friends and had talked about getting remarried.
"He suffered a lot of illnesses over the last three years that resulted from the accident," said Ms. Mongeon. "In June, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He basically died of multisystem organ failure, stage four cancer and bilateral pneumonia."
The Hanover, Anne Arundel County, resident had been an avid fisherman and enjoyed riding motorcycles and restoring a vintage Ford Falcon.
At his request, no services will be held and his cremated remains will be buried at sea, his daughter said.
In addition to his former wife and daughter, Mr. Mongeon is also survived by a son, Sean Mongeon of Arlington, Texas; his mother, Catherine Mongeon of Glen Burnie; a brother, Michael Mongeon of Glen Burnie; a sister, Joanne Weingert of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren.