Patrick S. “Pat” Nivala, 29, of Gardner, died peacefully, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, after a short illness surrounded by his family.
Born in Gardner on March 19, 1990, he was the son of Deborah Jean (McMilleon) Nivala and the late Gary R. Nivala. He was a graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School with the Class of 2008, were he studied culinary arts. He was a server currently employed by LongHorn Steakhouse in Leominster.
He was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Holy Spirit Chapel. Patrick was full of life. He loved to go to the Shrine at Foxwoods. He enjoyed cooking, running, golfing, playing tennis, camping, hunting and going for hikes with his dogs. But the time Patrick loved and cherished the most was spent with his friends and family.
Besides his mother Deborah Jean (McMilleon) Nivala of Gardner, Patrick is survived by one brother Nicholas R. Nivala of Gardner: maternal grandfather Lawrence McMilleon of Gardner; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Due to recent COVID-19 (Corona Virus) outbreak, Funeral Services will be private and held at convenience of the family.
A Celebration of Life in Patrick’s memory will be planned for a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardner Animal Shelter c/o Gardner Police Department, 200 Main Street, Gardner, MA, 01440. Please reference in memory of Patrick S. Nivala.