Ware – Dr. Patrick J. Nolen, 42, of Essex, England and formerly of Ware, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 12, 2020, while traveling in Athens, Greece.
He is survived by his mother, Janet E. (Laliberte) Nolen of Ware, five brothers, Michael Nolen and his wife Michelle of Southampton, Andy Price and his husband J.R. of Washington, D.C., Robert K. Nolen of St. Petersburg, FL, Atty. Timothy J. Nolen of Astoria, NY, and Christopher E. Nolen of Boston, as well as his nephews, Liam and James Nolen, and his niece, Emme Price. He also leaves his close friend, Lia Shimada-Mead and her husband Rev. Jonathan Mead of London, and many other friends and colleagues. He was born in Southbridge, son of the late Atty. James R. Nolen.
Patrick attended St. Mary’s School in Ware, and graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1996. He earned his Bachelor Degree at Trinity College in Hartford, and his Master and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He was a college professor of economics at the University of Essex in Essex, England for the past 14 years.
Dr. Patrick Nolen was a popular and much loved member of the Department of Economics at the University of Essex for over a decade. He applied his immense skill and intense energy to a variety of topics. These ranged from gender research including single sex education and risk-taking differences, to health insurance, to poverty eradication, to exporting. His talents led to a string of prominent publications, a stream of significant grant income and editorship of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. In the wider world he acted as a consultant to departments of the UK government and to several international organizations. Patrick was a traveler who longed to experience it all, every culture, every far-off destination, every plate of food. As a son, a brother, and a friend he was generous, funny, lively, and very much loved. We will miss him greatly.
A Funeral Mass for Patrick will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30am in All Saint’s Church, 17 North Street in Ware. In accordance with current pandemic regulations, masks must be worn and social distancing practices followed while in the church. Burial will be held privately in St. Rose Cemetery in South Hadley. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Trevor Project, P.O. Box 69232, West Hollywood, CA 90069 or online at thetrevorproject.org. In the United Kingdom, memorial donations may be made to AKT, 19-20 Parr Street, London, N1 7GW
Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting his family with arrangements.
An online guest book is available at charbonneaufh.com
The Trevor Project
P.O. Box 69232, West Hollywood CA 90069