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Date published: 3/19/2014

Irene K. Mabbitt

Irene Kate Mabbitt, 102, of Fredericksburg passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by family and friends.

Mrs. Mabbitt was an enthusiastic member of Christ Lutheran Church, where she was active with Interfaith, the Altar Guild, and the food pantry and crocheted blankets for the needy. She was an accomplished seamstress, and enjoyed baking, gardening, quilting and other crafts. Mrs. Mabbitt was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who traveled extensively with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mabbitt, in 1991, and an infant daughter, Judith Mabbitt.

She is survived by three children, Mary Mabbitt Pennino of Fredericksburg, Morrie Mabbitt and his wife, Beverly, of Fredericksburg, and Bruce Mabbitt and his wife, Janet, of Purcellville; five grandchildren, Kara Pennino, Kristy Gallichio and her husband, Volker, Tracy Mabbitt-Boone and her husband, Mark, Bruce Mabbitt Jr. and Sarah Mabbitt; one great-granddaughter, Jordan; and her caregiver and companion, Melissa Tolson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at Christ Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 1300 Augustine Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.