In Memory

Patricia McCabe

DRIGGS, Patricia McCabe ">On January 14, 2005, of Autoimmune Hepatitis at her sisters home in Sunnyvale, CA, PATRICIA McCABE DRIGGS, 53, a former missionary for Mercy Ships. Ms. Driggs was born in Berlin, Germany. She relocated to the States with her family in 1959 and resided in Kensington and Silver Spring. A 1970 Graduate of Northwood High School, Ms. Driggs was a trampoline and tennis enthusiast. Ms. Driggs' whole life was defined by helping others-she went on to perform missionary work overseas and spent most of her time on the Mercy Ships, traveling to third world countries, primarily Africa. She then settled in Lindale, TX where she worked for a law firm and also continued her duties with the Mercy Ships. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Von Driggs, of Lindale, TX; a daughter, Celeste Driggs, of Lindale; a son, Ivan Driggs, of Arcata, CA; a mother, Marion McCabe, of Silver Spring; two sisters, Catherine Bowen, of Glenwood and Jacqueline Signor, of Sunnyvale, CA; two brothers, Thomas McCabe, of Menlo Park, CA and Daniel McCabe, of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Zeek Driggs/Allayna Horton, 3136 Ellerslie Court, Glenwood, MD 21738. Funds will be contributed towards an educational fund for her grandchildren.


Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 21, 2005

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10/27/09 08:29 PM #1    

Debra Hauptman (Basilis)

Patty McCabe and I were best friends all through elementary school (Four Corners) and junior high (Sligo). I was always envious of Patty's natural beauty and her athletic talent. She was something special. Rest in peace, Patty.

10/28/09 10:30 PM #2    

Mike Mierzwinski

Patty McCabe was sweet and special! My memories of Patty are all good and lasting! Sharing a lot of home rooms with her (last name beginning in M) gave me a chance to get to know her. I was in awe of her natural beauty and her kindness to others.

I had the pleasure to work with her mom for many years at Holy Cross Hospital in the ER. The McCabe family was close and a proud group-Patty was loved deeply by her Mom, who like all Moms, always made sure the kids came first no matter where their paths took them. God Bless Patty and the McCabe family.

01/01/10 10:45 AM #3    

Barbara Goldfarb (Denrich)

Patty McCabe was a very passionate, energetic and sincere person who touched so many lives with her enthusiasm and love. She was so much a part of my high school experience, she wasn't afraid to try anything, go anywhere, say anything and I always knew she would be there for me, no matter what. This kind of friendship happens so rarely in life, especially at such a vulnerable age, and I will always associate my late "teens" and all that came with it, with Patty.
And I LOVED her father! He was such a kind and funny man and although Mrs. McCabe probably had her doubts about me leading her daughter astray, she is a true lady who loves her family as her life and I feel for her grief, and for the entire family, for their loss.
Barbara (Goldfarb) Denrich

10/09/10 03:56 PM #4    

Barbara Goldfarb (Denrich)

Barbara and I shared Patty as a true friend all through Jr High School. It was her smile and when she burst out in laughter, contagious, which made her our dear friend. I am so saddened to hear she is no longer smiling...amidst us. I am still your friend Patty ...from Mexico, Ana.

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