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Thursday, February 21, 2013
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PATRICK SHAWN WINTERS

A great song came to an unexpected end Monday morning when Patrick Shawn Winters, born Jan. 6, 1977, passed away.

He leaves behind his partner of nine years, Shaun Carter. He was the beloved son of Kevin and Eileen Winters of Methuen, Mass., and the grandson of Virginia (Nana) Buckley of Methuen. He also leaves behind his brothers Kevin Neil Winters of Methuen and Ryan Buckley Winters of San Diego, Calif., plus numerous friends and a huge Key West family as well as his beloved dogs Spike and Brailey.

Patrick, after growing up in Methuen, attended St. Johns Prep School then Holy Cross College and graduated in 1999 with a psychology degree, which led him to a short stint in law school. After spring break in February 2000, Patrick, or Junior as he was lovingly known, decided that Key West was his home. His life here started with new friends and a lively job at Atlantic Shores. He not only honed his skills as a bartender with an incredible smile and mischievous glint in his eye, but started as a DJ at Sunday Tea Dances at the Shores. His love for music carried many of us on a great ride with Patrick. After the Shores closing, he could be found brightening everyone's day at Bourbon Street Pool Bar or mixing beats inside. After meeting Shaun, they would begin working together at Aqua Night Club. He forever greeted all with his wonderful smile and infectious laugh. His unending participation in numerous charity events earned him well deserved praise and admiration in our island community. His embracing personality as DJ at La Te Da Tea Dance has given many visitors and locals alike heartfelt memories and a longing to always return. Patrick's quick wit, Irish charm and unending enthusiasm will be truly missed. Key West has lost an incredible character loved by many and admired by all.

Patrick, after growing up in Methuen, attended St. Johns Prep School then Holy Cross College and graduated in 1999 with a psychology degree, which led him to a short stint in law school. After spring break in February 2000, Patrick, or Junior as he was lovingly known, decided that Key West was his home. His life here started with new friends and a lively job at Atlantic Shores. He not only honed his skills as a bartender with an incredible smile and mischievous glint in his eye, but started as a DJ at Sunday Tea Dances at the Shores. His love for music carried many of us on a great ride with Patrick. After the Shores closing, he could be found brightening everyone's day at Bourbon Street Pool Bar or mixing beats inside. After meeting Shaun, they would begin working together at Aqua Night Club. He forever greeted all with his wonderful smile and infectious laugh. His unending participation in numerous charity events earned him well deserved praise and admiration in our island community. His embracing personality as DJ at La Te Da Tea Dance has given many visitors and locals alike heartfelt memories and a longing to always return. Patrick's quick wit, Irish charm and unending enthusiasm will be truly missed. Key West has lost an incredible character loved by many and admired by all.

There will be a memorial service on Feb. 23 at noon at St. Monica's Church, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA 01844.

There will be a celebration of Patrick's life at La Te Da Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.