Abell, Rose Marie
Birth: Saturday, July 22, 1944
Residence: Leonardtown, MD
Death: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the age of 76
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Rose Marie Abell passed away surrounded by her family at her residence in Leonardtown, MD on December 22, 2020 at the age of 76.

Rose was born on July 22, 1944 in Baltimore, MD to the late Sarah Perry Adams and George Thomas Adams.

She married James "Porky" Abell on October 13, 1973 at Sacred Heart Church in La Plata, MD. Together they celebrated almost 25 wonderful years of marriage, until his passing on July 12, 1998.

Rose spent 25 years as owner and operator of a school bus driving company for the Catholic schools in St. Mary's County.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She spent many years making clothes, blankets and other treasures for her family and friends. She was known for her sharp scrabble skills and rarely lost any of the many games she played. During family gatherings you could always find her at the pitch table. She was an avid cook and passed down some of her favorite recipes to her children and grandchildren. Her favorite ways to relax were reading a good book, doing crossword puzzles, playing solitaire on the computer, or sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee.

She will be remembered for her wise guidance, quick wit and her passion for family. There was never a time you couldn't come to her for advice or an ear to listen. Family was her number one priority and she never let anything get in the way of being there for them.

Rose is survived by her children: Ronald Vause (Terri), Karen Vause (Wesley), Michael Abell and David Abell. Sister: Theresa Moran. Grandchildren; Daniel Thomas, Heather Garner, Amanda Kline and friend Tommy Cook, Holli Wathen, Crystal Rogers and Emily Griffith and nine great-grandchildren. Throughout her life she had several great friends but will be treasured by Liz Woodburn, Tommy Cook and Mary Wathen.

She is also preceded in death by her son; Edward Vause, her siblings; Elizabeth Quade, Linda Pilkerton, and Thomas Adams as well as her first husband; Ronald Vause, Sr.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Due to COVID-19 A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck Leonardtown, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Thomas, Gary Quade, Jeff Anderson, George Wathen, Thomas Pilkerton and Wesley Wise.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
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