Sunday, May 26, 2024


Francis Patrick ‘P.J.’ Mitchell, 70

Francis Patrick “P.J.” Mitchell died July 10 at Norwalk Hospital following a long illness. He was 70.

Born on Nov. 24, 1947 in Bronx, New York, he was son of Eileen Mallon and Frank Mitchell. 

After graduating high school, he pursued a number of interests, including surfing, music, writing, and painting.

P.J. was known for his beautiful oil paintings of seascapes and lighthouses, as well as abstract paintings. Innately talented and artistic, P.J. was self-taught in the disciplines he excelled at.

He joined the Merchant Marines in the late 1960s, and remained a Merchant Marine for several years, sailing the Seven Seas. It was during his time at sea that instilled in him his love of painting ocean scenes.

One of the highlights of his life was making the journey to Bethel, New York in August 1969 for the historic Woodstock concert.

He had been a Westport resident for more than 40 years, cherishing the friendships he made while living here.

Survivors include his longtime partner Mel Miro; and his cousin, Jim Mallon.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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