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PATRICIA KATHRYN VanBELLEGHEM
Patricia Kathryn Ball VanBelleghem began her eternal life with the Lord on August 3, 2013 at the age of 45 surrounded by her family. Trish succumbed to the melanoma cancer that she fought with courage and dignity for the past two years. Trish leaves behind her three children Daniel (14), Kathryn (11), and Elizabeth (10); husband Dan; loving parents Michael and Janet Ball; brothers Mike, Fred, Joe, and Ed; and her sister Peggy.
She graduated Bishop O'Connell High School in 1986 and Kings College in Wilkes Barre, PA in 1990. Trish was an elementary school teacher
at St. Agnes School in Arlington, VA and Poplar Tree Elementary in Chantilly, VA.
The family would like to thank the hundreds of people who supported Trish and her family with prayers.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St, Herndon, VA. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday August 8, 2013 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA. Interment will be private. Email condolences may be made at adamsgreen.com
. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation at www.melanoma.org
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 6, 2013