Patrick Canton McGinity

March 6, 1937 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 82)


Patrick Canton McGinity, 82, died peacefully at home on July 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and beloved partner of 18 years, Addie Fields. Born on March 6, 1937 he was the fourth child of Richard and Alice McGinity. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, sister Peggy LeBlanc and brother Richard McGinity Jr. Formerly married to Judy Koop Watts, he is survived by their four children Brigid McGinity, Kelly Hoefeld (Ron), Patrick McGinity Jr. (Maria) and Peggy Allen (Les), along with grandsons Daniel Redmann (Rene), Kevin Redmann (Morgan), Ronnie Hoefeld and Colin McGinity, plus great granddaughter Charlee Redmann. He is also survived by his sister Doris Boudreaux. Patrick graduated from Jesuit High School, class of 1955, attended Loyola University, was a member of SAK fraternity, and served in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant. After graduating from Loyola Law School he became an assistant District Attorney in Jim Garrison’s office before moving to the US Attorney’s office under Gerald Gallinghouse where he was head of ODALE, the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement, now called DEA. From there he worked as head prosecutor at the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s office under John Mamoulides and eventually went into private practice with his brother as McGinity & McGinity, focusing primarily on criminal defense. He was appointed to the Louisiana State Racing Commission and served as Secretary of the Commission, which led to his speaking before the U.S. Congress on their behalf. Patrick served as attorney for the Louisiana Boxing Commission and was also appointed as a Commissioner. Patrick enjoyed life to the fullest, was a mainstay of Mandina’s restaurant and will be remembered for his many lively conversations with friends. He enjoyed times fishing with his family and friends aboard the Captain Mc and the Miss Demeanor, and hunting with all of his buddies at Point au Fer Island. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at JJACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 12:00 pm until 2:00pm. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.

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