December 25, 1945 - June 10, 2021
Patricia Ann Bennett passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her home in Edinburg Virginia where she was surrounded by her family, friends and loyal dog Maggie. Patricia or “Pat” was the beloved sister of Michael Kellogg (Gwen), Jean Sampson (Russ), Maureen Kayes (Stan), and Daniel Kellogg; devoted mother of Christine Cox (Merton), Andrea Beachy (Mark), Marcia Bennett (Ivi); proud stepmother to Leonard Bennett; loving grandmother of Jimmy, Dimitri, Mickey, Ryan, Kelly, Ashley, Nicole, and Lauren; and adoring great grandmother to Lani, Adryan, Amelia, and Aleksandr. Pat raised her three daughters as a single parent while earning an undergraduate degree from George Mason University in 1971. For 25 years, she was employed by the Internal Revenue Service until she retired in 1997. She attended night school and earned a Master of Business Administration from Marymount University in 1982 and Juris Doctor from George Mason School of Law in 1994. In 1997, she established the Law Offices of Patricia Ann Bennett and provided legal services until shortly before her passing. She overcame significant adversity through hard work and determination that was truly remarkable. Her passion for the law stemmed from her desire to advocate for families, in particular women and children. Prior to law school, she represented herself in front of the Florida Supreme Court where she won a landmark decision to benefit custodial parents. Her life story, captured in a published book and film, serves as an inspiration to families across the country. Over the years, she enjoyed brick laying, cake decorating, woodworking, and antiquing. She spent the last fifteen years on her farm where she rode horses, planted a formal English Garden, cleared horse trails, built an outdoor wedding chapel for her grandchildren, and planted an elaborate shade garden. Just one week before losing her 5-year battle with colon cancer, she rode her tractor to see her lavender field for the last time. Pat had an infectious positive outlook and established long lasting friendships with virtually everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock, Virginia. A private family burial will follow. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, Virginia.
Patricia Ann Bennett passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her home in Edinburg Virginia where she was surrounded by her family, friends and loyal dog Maggie. Patricia or “Pat” was the beloved sister of Michael Kellogg (Gwen),... View Obituary & Service Information
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