It is with greatest sorrow, the family of Patricia L. “Pat” Whitney (née Kearney), of Warrenton, announce Pat’s unexpected passing at the vibrant age of 68 at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Prince William Hospital CCU in Manassas. Pat was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her death, as a result of dire complications from a kidney stone procedure performed on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 11, at the hospital.
Pat is survived by her devoted husband of over 33 years, Tim Whitney; her loving children, Tricia, Erin and Christopher; her mother, Edna Kearney; her sisters, Barbara Barkocy and Kathleen Molander, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her father, John Kearney.
Pat was born in Maspeth, New York, attended Catholic schools and graduated Magna Cum Laude from NYC’s Hunter College in 1974. Her career spanned more than 24 years at AT&T as a Manager in several positions until Pat’s retirement from AT&T at the Dulles location.
Pat had an immense faith in God, profound love for her family, and she brought smiles and laughter to everyone she met and whom she worked. Pat’s passion and special gift from God was singing! She manifested her gift with more than 50 years and thousands of hours serving in Catholic choirs. Pat was an avid member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Choir for 30 years.
Pat will be honored with a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Father Eric Lee Shafer will be presiding at her Funeral Mass, which will also be live streamed online at the St. John Evangelist Youtube.com channel
In lieu of flowers, loving donations can be made in Pat’s memory to the “Robert D. Neary Award” For Dedicated Service to Church, Community, Family, or the Knights of Columbus. All donations are managed by the Columbus Charities Inc. (VKCCI), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps people in need throughout the state. Since its incorporation on July 1, 1994, VKCCI has distributed 1,121 grants totaling more than $1.96 million to individuals in need.
Please, consider an online donation
and add “In Memory of Mrs. Pat Whitney” in the Member # field and select “Neary Award Donation” in the Purpose of Donation selection box.
You may also send your contribution to VKCCI by check to: Ronald P. Gorman, 116 Meredith Way, Newport News, Va. 23606. Attention: Neary Award in Memory of Mrs. Pat Whitney.