OBITUARY

Teresa A. "Terry" Abbett

December 17, 1941August 16, 2013
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Teresa A. “Terry” Abbett, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday August 16, 2013 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was a daughter of the late William and Guyla “Pat” McCaffrey, a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, a 1959 graduate of Marion Bennett High School, and received her nursing degree from Ivy Tech. She worked at Lutheran Home, and Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. “She was a kind caring, compassionate, woman who loved working with the elderly, and those in the final stages of their lives.” She is survived by her husband, Dan A. Abbett; children, Stephanie Kearby, of Fort Wayne, and Michael Ember, of Clearwater Beach, FL; brothers, Larry (Carol) McCaffrey, of Houston, TX, and Kevin (Vonda Albertson) McCaffrey, of Tipp City, OH; step-daughter, Jennifer Abbett; and mother-in-law, Bernice Abbett, both of Roanoke; as well as grandchildren, Carlie, and Mindy, four great-grandchildren, and four nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 AM Wednesday August 21, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. Calling will be held from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 PM Tuesday August 20, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, with a Rosary service at 7:30 PM. Memorial donations may be given to St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, or Visiting Nurse Hospice Home.

Services

  • Calling Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Teresa A. "Terry" Abbett

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Linda Smith

August 22, 2013

Dan, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gloria Gonzalez

August 21, 2013

I have the greatest memories of working with Terry at Lutheran Homes. She was a great nurse and had a smile for everybody. My thoughts and prayers go to the family as they mourn the loss of Terry. We all have such good memories of her. She was quite a lady.

August 21, 2013

Stephanie, Carlie, and Mindy,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Reed Family - Bob, Janet, Rachel, Jackson and Jameson

lynnette fisher

August 20, 2013

Stephanie, Mindy, Carlie,

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will be thinking about you all. Kepp your chin up. God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.

lynnette fisher

August 19, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY YOU DRAW CLOSE TO GOD BY READING HIS WORD, AND FIND COMFORT IN THE HOPE HE GIVES US ALL OF SEEING OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN IN PARADISE HERE ON EARTH.

August 19, 2013

Dan. Just wanted to let you know that Diana and I are thinking of you in your time of loss Rod & Diana Miller

Robin Hassig

August 19, 2013

Terry was a joy to work with and be friends. She was always smiling. She cared so much for our patients. I will miss her.

Velecia Roth

August 19, 2013

I know Aunt Terry will be missed very much, all our love is with you Stephanie and Michael, as well as her grand-daughters, great-grandchildren, her husband and her step daughter. I will pray that the Lord holds you all in his loving arms and gives you comfort...Lov Cousin Vicki

Jim & Cindy Roeback

August 19, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God bring you peace and comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY