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Karleen Adele Sabatino

May 6, 1928 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 89)

Karleen A (Rich) Sabatino of Dunstable, MA entered into eternal peace on February 5, 2018 at the age of 89. She was born in Arlington, MA to the late Albert Merton and Lillian (Hiltz) Rich on May 6, 1928. Karleen was the beloved Wife of the late Ralph J Sabatino and is predeceased by brothers Warren M. Kenneth and Karl Rich.


Karleen lived for her family and was the epitome of sacrificial love and is survived by her children, Susan and husband Bud Makevich, Gail and husband Norman Jefferson, Ralph Douglas Sabatino and wife Patricia, Adele and husband Herbert Bittner. Karleen is also survived by her Grandchildren, April Pieper, Donna Bratton, Richard Montbleau, Melissa Wolfram, Peter Wyman,  Emily Burkart, James Sabatino, Shane Cassidy, Laura and Gwen Bittner and great grandchildren, Bella and Aiden Montbleau and Lucas Bratton and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Karleen was a life-long active member in the community and Dunstable Congregational Church as a Mission Board member and Treasurer. She was involved in the VFW as a Secretary for the Yankee Division. She spent many years volunteering at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center.


She had many hobbies including rug braiding, furniture restoration, knitting and crocheting. She was a Brownie Leader for many years. An active Alumni Member of the Rich Family Register and strong supporter of the MSPCA.


Visiting hours February 8, 2018, Thursday 5-8 PM at the McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113), Pepperell MA. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Dunstable Evangelical Congregational Church, 518 Main St, Dunstable, MA on February 9, 2018 at 10:00AM. Please see


Karleen will be buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA alongside her late husband. The burial will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Activities Department for Patient Recreation at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, 191 Foster St, Littleton MA. 01460.

Donations may be made to:

Activities Department for Patient Recreation - Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley
191 Foster St, Littleton MA 01460

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