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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Patricia Marie Lough

1961 - 2021

Douglassville

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Patricia Marie Lough, 59, of Douglassville passed away on Friday March 19, 2021 at Penn State Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Born in Florida, Patricia is survived by her parents Rodney and Constance (Hornsby) Lough Sr. She is also survived by her loving husband Eric M. Chellquist and her three children; Malcom Chellquist, husband of Rebecca, Ian Chellquist and Benjamin Chellquist; 4-year-old grandson Sebastian; two brothers, Rodney and Shawn.

Patricia proudly served in the US Army at Letterman Army Institute of Research in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in nursing, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in psychology. She went on to work as an R.N. at the VA Hospital of Philadelphia.

Patricia was a lover of animals of all kinds having a menagerie of animals in her life-time including horses, cows, chickens, ducks, geese and her many beloved dogs and cats.

Bean Funeral Home, 6 Fairlaine Road Exeter Township is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patricia’s honor to: Animal Rescue League of Berks County 58 Kennel Rd Birdsboro PA 19508 (www.berksarl.org/donate/).  Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.

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(610) 779-2800

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March 23, 2021 8:20 AM

Patricia was a hero and a mother. She will remain in our hearts forever.


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Connie Lough

March 30, 2021 7:40 PM

These are not my words but this expresses what’s in my heart about the loss of my daughter Patricia Marie.
I thought of you today but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name,
All I have are Memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part.
God has YOU in HIS arms, I have you in My Heart.
Love Mom

Eric Chellquist

March 24, 2021 8:36 AM

Hey Sweetheart. I cam across a poem you wrote, titled Causes. Thought I share it.

Men speak of revolutions making way for mighty kings. I speak of none of this, for I dream of humbler things.
Though it's true, inside, me, there beats a steady flame, but I feed it on injustice and nurture it in pain.
I anguish over the suffering of those who should not be. Those helpless, helpless people no one else seems to see.
I have taken up the torch then to do all that I can. Maybe burn away the brush cluttering up their eye and show them this word, prejudice, is but a lie.

Karen Chellquist

March 23, 2021 7:16 PM

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Aleesha

March 23, 2021 3:09 PM

It’s always a little somber when someone passes- especially unexpectedly. I always want to write down and remember everything about them and our relationship. You start to think damn I should’ve called more, should’ve showed up more, did I tell them how much I loved them every time we talked?

My Aunt Trish was unlike any other I’ve ever met. While we didn’t form our lasting bond until my late twenties it’s something I’ll never be more thankful for. She was there for me when no one else could be. She was the most hilarious person I’ve ever met. I always told her she needed her own comedy special. I literally have peed my pants from her stand up. Instead she spent a life of service in the military, as an RN, a mother, a grandmother, and an animal rescuer. She had the biggest heart for all animals, she basically had a farm in her backyard and was always texting me about the newest cat she rescued. I think the most important thing she ever taught me by showing me was to live your authentic self. Aunt Trish was quirky, lived to her own beat and was unapologetically herself. I’ll always admire that.

I’m lucky because with Aunt Trish I don’t have those thoughts of regret with not calling enough or showing up. We did that for each other. She knew I loved her and I know her love for me. Like she always told me I was the daughter she never had. Life is one constant reminder that this life on earth is short and people can be taken away from us at any moment. Call the ones you love, go on the trips you want to go on, laugh until you pee your pants and most importantly always always live your most authentic life. Because at the end of the day it’s too short.

Here’s to the Goddess Aunt Trish, love you 🖤

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