TERESA A. “TERRY” ABBETT, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away 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, 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, Florida; brothers, Larry (Carol) McCaffrey, of Houston, Texas, and Kevin (Vonda Albertson) McCaffrey, of Tipp City, Ohio; 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 was Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Visitation was from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8pm Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, Fort Wayne, IN, with a Rosary service at 7:30pm.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, or Visiting Nurse Hospice Home.