Patricia C. Arrighi Esq. (Johnson/Lallone) (Feb. 17, 1949 – Oct. 22, 2023) died suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly next to her bed at The Westmont retirement community in Short Pump, VA. this past Sunday morning of Oct. 22nd. She is survived by her only child and son Travis Johnson, her two grandchildren David and Jessica, two great grandchildren Raylene and Antonio, her beloved cat Abby Rose and three ex-husbands (all former military/police…yes she preferred a man in uniform, but always held a soft spot for Tom Selleck).
She was born in Oakland, CA. to Joseph and Claire (Mikki) Lallone, and her sister Ginny Horlings, all three of whom she now joins. She was raised in Modesto, CA. and was a graduate of Downey High School. She eventually settled in Richmond, VA. where she attained her B.S. and M.A. Degrees from VCU, quickly followed by her J.D. Degree from the University of Richmond. She began her career as a criminal attorney and was an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the city of Richmond. In later years she moved into Workers Compensation law and was a Deputy Commissioner with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission for some time. She was a wicked good attorney. If she represented you, you were guaranteed the best…and if she was against you, well…good luck with that! Her career was mercilessly cut shorter than she would have liked in 2021 due to the onset of the only thing stronger than her…Dementia.
She enjoyed regular gambling trips to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS., and the Delano in Las Vegas, NV. (poker & blackjack) and I’m happy to report she mostly broke on the right side of even. She enjoyed reading the paper every morning, Wheel of Fortune followed by our lifelong favorite, Jeopardy…and any show about cats and dogs. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Anthony’s Maronite Church (4611 Sadler Rd. Glen Allen, VA. 23060) and her memorial service will be held there (Viewing at 10 am, Service at 11 am) on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2023 directly followed by burial service at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park (11220 Nuckols Rd. Glen Allen, VA. 20359). An impromptu reception/wake will be held at The Pour House Bar & Grill (4 pm same day)(3438 Pump Rd. Henrico, VA. 23233) where the entire bar joined in singing her last Happy Birthday song to her this past February and where so many strangers have become heroes and friends to the family in helping her the past couple years. She was more than my mother…she was my best friend. So, today, right now, tell everyone you love that you love them, because, trust me…Time doesn’t hear if you ask it to wait. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Allied Animal Hospital in support of her beloved Abby Rose (7209 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. 23294, Phone#804-672-7200).