Rabil, Bettye Sweet
Birth: Wednesday, April 04, 1917 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the age of 98
Laid to Rest: Thursday, April 07, 2016 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Bettye Sweet 'Baboo' Rabil, 98, of California, MD passed away on March 31, 2016 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. She was born on April 4, 1917 in Washington, D.C. to the late Leonard Slater Sweet and Mildred Elizabeth Helwig.
On June 30, 1961 Baboo married her beloved husband, Floyd Andrew Rabil, Sr. in Alexandria, VA. They celebrated over 37 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in June 1998.
She was employed with over 30 years of dedicated service in retail sales until her retirement in 1971 from the Hecht Company. As an avid traveler, she enjoyed touring the world and taking cruises. She was extremely knowledgeable and well versed in current and world politics. Globally, she had an understanding of many cultures.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading the Washington Post on a daily basis from cover to cover. She studied foreign policy and learned a great deal in her many travels. She was a beautiful dancer and was always fashionable. She had a zeal for life, was very sociable and lived every minute to the fullest.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Kathleen Grote (Roger) of Pasadena, MD, George D. O'Leary (Susan) of Gatlinburg, TN, and Barry Kevin O'Leary (Karen Rison) of LaPlata, MD; her step-son, Floyd A. Rabil, Jr. (Joan); step-grandchildren, Stephen Rabil (Maria) of Olney, MD, Diana Reeves (Gregory Allen) of North Venice, FL, and Kathleen Carpou (Christopher) of Danville, CA; 14 great grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren and many extended family. In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her daughter, Jean A. O'Leary.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD