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Patrick Ellery MacDonell, Esq.

Jan. 31, 2022

Patrick Ellery MacDonell, Esq. passed away on Jan. 31, 2022, in Turks & Caicos as a result of a scuba diving accident. He was 32 years old.

A survivor of childhood leukemia, Mr. MacDonell inspired many with his generous spirit, tender heart, and endless perseverance. His favorite times were spent with family, whether sitting around the table sharing food and conversation, embarking on trips and adventures, or hanging out with aunts, uncles, and cousins at annual Race Weekend reunions. His quick laugh and fierce loyalty were treasured by those who knew him well.

Mr. McDonnell received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he sang with the Folk Choir. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. He served as an attorney for the New York City Law Department and the Indiana Attorney General’s office, and at the time of his death was preparing to begin a new role with a private law firm in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his parents, Liz and Eldred; his brothers, Alec, Keith and Keegan; and his sisters-in-law, Nicole and Emily.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2022, at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, 10350 Glaser Way in Fishers. A visitation is scheduled to be held on Feb. 18, 2022, 4 – 8 p.m., at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road in Fishers.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2022, at Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, 10350 Glaser Way in Fishers. The services will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2yHbWP4y1-gs2cWexrsbiA

Please consider a donation to Child’s Play or the Malaria Consortium on his behalf.

Child’s Play (https://childsplaycharity.org/) is dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 185 hospitals worldwide. Therapeutic play was a source of great joy for Patrick while undergoing chemotherapy.

The Malaria Consortium (www.malariaconsortium.org) specializes in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases. Through such interventions, thousands of families worldwide can be spared from experiencing the illness or death of a child. Condolences can be made online at www.randallroberts.com.