ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mom, Patricia J. Dudley Farrell. We will remember her forever in our hearts and minds.

Patricia J. Dudley Farrell, 69, of Dale City, VA, passed away on July 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. God and his angels took her home.

Born Patsy Jean Dudley, August 22nd in Albemarle, Virginia, she was the daughter of Loman Leslie Dudley and Lottie Lee Sprouse. Patricia is survived by three children, her son Shaun and wife, Chante Farrell, Daughters, Angela and Harriette Farrell. Four grandchildren, Tiana, Isaiah, Sarah and Shannon. Her brothers, sisters, and cousins, Ron Dudley, Roger Dudley, and Loman Dudley Jr., Donald & Sue Dudley, Carrie Dudley, Phyllis Currier, and Vicky Whitlock and many more friends, and family.

Patricia graduated from University of Virginia. She was a devoted mother, wife, and friend. She made it her mission to help others in need. Patricia held jobs in various places, but her love of animals, outdoors, and people brought her to work at the Reston Community Center, where she retired in 2016. Her generous and giving nature helped many families, homeless and children in times of need. She always had the best advice, was honest, funny, silly, unique, caring and loved pranks. Patricia has been referred to as an angel on earth by many. There are not enough words to describe Patricia, but she will be significantly missed by her family and those whose hearts she touched. May she rest in peace in heaven and forever live on in our hearts and minds.

A special thank you to Pastor John Ruffner, a lifelong family friend and neighbor who will be rendering funeral services, along with Patricia Farrell's cousins, Donald and Sue Dudley.

There will be two separate memorial services: 

Memorial service address to be determined. Will update with additional details.
Date and Time : 7/24/21 @ 2:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please click here.
Memorial Service in August: 
Reston Community Center August 7th 12:30-4:30pm

Burial services will be private amongst her children and certain members of the family that are able to attend. 

A memorial video can be found here: https://youtu.be/7o-uKydus9A

Condolences may be sent to the family via Forever missed. 

Additional details to come, if you would like to send flowers, or if you would like to donate to an organization on behalf of Patricia Farrell; Please donate to https://www.arthritis.org/donate  or Mapleshade Animal Hospital located in Dale City, Va. 




Posted by Cary Loewenstein on September 1, 2021
Patty was the crazy, funny cousin everyone loved. I'm sorry I lived so far away and wasn't able to see her often. I will miss her very much, especially her zany sense of humor.
Posted by Mary Farrell on July 23, 2021
Patty was definitely one of a kind, memorable and fun and funny. Once she called me "an old sole," and I thought, what, she thinks I'm a worn-out shoe? (and of course I wasn't near as old then as I am now.) No, she explained, an old soul, S-O-U-L! I'm still not sure what it means but I take it as a compliment. Because, as her kids note, she was full of love and life and joy. To be in her presence was to experience miracles.
Posted by Leila Gordon on July 20, 2021
Patricia was a beloved employee of Reston Community Center where she made countless lifelong friends. I enjoyed all the time we spent together talking about the human race in all its variety. She indeed was passionate about her family and friends and always loving and supportive. Among my favorite unique things about Patricia was her immovable love of squirrels. She was devoted to animals, but for whatever reason, squirrels held first place in the animal kingdom. Whenever I think of our friend, I will do so with a smile.

Rest in peace Patricia - know you made the world a better place.
Posted by Angela Farrell on July 18, 2021
Mom I miss you so much. I wanted more time with you in my life. I cry so much. I will see you in the next life. Love you.
Posted by Vicky Whitlock on July 18, 2021
You will be forever missed ,I’m so sorry we didn’t have the time we needed to have but it wasn’t our fault , but My Dear Sister I loved you since the first time we spoke for hours
I know your in heaven with the Angels and you will never be forgotten ! I love you Sissy and I will always be here for all your beautiful children , we will meet soon sissy .
I love you ❤️
Posted by Shaun Farrell on July 18, 2021
To Mom, I am very blessed to have had a mom like you. You were supportive of me during my worst times, a loyal friend and confidant. You were funny, and you always had a story. Losing you definitely was not in the plans. I was hoping to have you around for many more years to come. I am not sure there is ever a good time to lose someone like you. I love you now and always.
Posted by Harriette Farrell on July 17, 2021
For the family and friends to leave condolences, light a candle, lay a flower, leave a note. We thank you for stopping by and the support we have received regarding our mom. Please share any loved memories of our mom that you might have. Funny, happy, sad stories, all stories. Thank you hugs to all.

To mom, you might be gone, but I know you are still my angel. I love you and will miss you from the bottom of my heart and soul. Our long phone calls, and meet ups were the highlight of most of my days these past years. Thank you for being my mom for 34 lucky years. We all love you! XOXOXOXO

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Posted by Cary Loewenstein on September 1, 2021
Patty was the crazy, funny cousin everyone loved. I'm sorry I lived so far away and wasn't able to see her often. I will miss her very much, especially her zany sense of humor.
Posted by Mary Farrell on July 23, 2021
Patty was definitely one of a kind, memorable and fun and funny. Once she called me "an old sole," and I thought, what, she thinks I'm a worn-out shoe? (and of course I wasn't near as old then as I am now.) No, she explained, an old soul, S-O-U-L! I'm still not sure what it means but I take it as a compliment. Because, as her kids note, she was full of love and life and joy. To be in her presence was to experience miracles.
Posted by Leila Gordon on July 20, 2021
Patricia was a beloved employee of Reston Community Center where she made countless lifelong friends. I enjoyed all the time we spent together talking about the human race in all its variety. She indeed was passionate about her family and friends and always loving and supportive. Among my favorite unique things about Patricia was her immovable love of squirrels. She was devoted to animals, but for whatever reason, squirrels held first place in the animal kingdom. Whenever I think of our friend, I will do so with a smile.

Rest in peace Patricia - know you made the world a better place.
her Life

About Mom's Career's

So, as many of you might know or might not know, my mom was a bit of a jack of all trades. In her earlier life, she began as a fire/rescue officer, phlebotomist, she then went to work as a police officer on beats, she was an onsite apartment building manager, she held various federal government positions with a few separate sections, worked for United Airlines during September 11th, she was also a local babysitter for the neighborhood kids at one point. Mom had a degree in criminal justice at first, but then changed it to psychology at UVA. 
She worked for Fairfax County Park Authority for several years before transferring to Fairfax County's Reston Community Center as a manager of the evening events. 
She also volunteered for many things, mom knew CPR and maintained her CPR license yearly.
However, even amongst these things, she still was a mom above and all else. I give her many praises, because one kid is hard, I can't imagine three.

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Patrick Henry

Shared by Angela Farrell on July 23, 2021
My moms favorite speech she had to memorize in school was the Patrick Henry she loved to quote “Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace.” Meaning basically anything from the news report to school fighting. Where do you find peace except for home

Mom and Super Glue

Shared by Harriette Farrell on July 17, 2021
When my mom worked at a certain place that shall not be named in this instance to protect the identity of the person this happened to. (I really hope I am telling it right, but I doubt you will step forward at this point lol, if so please feel to correct it)

Mom noticed that one of her male coworkers was using the bathroom for quite some time during bathroom breaks, mom wasn't sure if the young man was sleeping in the stall and didn't want to write him up. So instead of writing him up, mom put super glue on the toilet seat after clocking his breaks. He did get stuck to the toilet, maintenance had to come and help him get "unstuck". He did get out of the situation but needless to say the endless bathroom breaks ended. She was cracking up laughing about it. In the bigger picture though, I always loved that she was more apt to teach you a lesson if you were a young person, than reprimand you for doing something stupid. I will always remember her for all of these little pranks she pulled. She was a most epic lady. 


She thought people were amazing, nature was beautiful, and the the world was beautiful. This song was one of her fav's.. I hope you enjoy.