May 21, 1967 - September 20, 2012
Resided in Clifton, VA
She began her career in the Office of Facilities Planning for Fairfax County Public Schools in 1993 and worked there until 1998, when she had her first and only child, William. Being at home as much as possible to care for her son, Kathleen worked part time at Fairfax Planning and Franklin Middle School until 2010 when she embarked on earning a teaching certification for English as a Second Language (ESL). Her first ESL job was at Chesterbrook Elementary in McLean in 2010-11. She loved the challenge of teaching and was looking forward to a full time position at Union Mill Elementary when, in August of 2011, she was struck with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme), a disease for which little effective treatment exists and for which there is no cure. After a 14 month battle she entered into hospice care at her home where her husband cared for her until she was called home to the Lord.
Kathleen was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Clifton where she had taught religious education. She loved her family, and especially her late father, Bill. She loved learning and reading, disco music, British period novels and movies, and travel. She was a very reserved person who performed acts of kindness in a very quiet and behind the scenes manner. She was always more interested in what others had to say than in talking about herself. She was a loving wife and kept an immaculate home and was always very organized. But most of all, she was the most devoted of mothers and nothing gave her greater joy than doing activities with her son William. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
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