Patrick J. McCormick

    Patrick J. McCormick, founder of the McCormick Trading Company of New York City and a longtime resident of East Hampton, died on Feb. 8 at home on Toilsome Lane. His death was the result of a major stroke, his family said. Mr. McCormick was 90 years old.
    He was born in Buenos Aires on May 21, 1921, the son of Patrick McCormick Sr. and the former Catalina Fagan.
    Until moving to the United States in 1950, Mr. McCormick lived in Carmen de Areco, a community of Irish immigrants in Buenos Aires. He went to school in Argentina.
    He met his wife, the former Elena Bosch, in New York. They were married in December 1960. Mrs. McCormick survives.
    Mr. McCormick’s son, Patrick J. McCormick of Falls Church, Va., said his father’s company exported American goods, including cars and chemicals, to South America and Europe. He began visiting Southampton in the ’50s and later moved with his family to David’s Lane in East Hampton, where he lived for 20 years.
    Mr. McCormick said his father enjoyed tennis and golf and the beach in his younger years. 
    In addition to his wife and son Patrick, Mr. McCormick is survived by another son, Michael J. McCormick of New Rochelle, N.Y., and by four grandchildren.
    A funeral Mass was celebrated at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton on Saturday. Burial followed in the church cemetery.