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Karen M. Sabatini

d. May 6, 2021

Karen Marie Sabatini, Age 60, of Oreland and Ocean City, on May 6th 2021, at home, surrounded by Family after a valiant and courageous 20 year battle with Breast Cancer. Karen is survived by her loving husband of 34 years Peter A. Nolan, her Daughter Moira and son Kevin. She is also survived by her brothers Albert and James Sabatini, sisters Kathleen Sullivan (Frank) and Marianne McLaughlin, as well as her beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Karen was the dutiful daughter of the late Albert and Catherine Sabatini. Karen attended and graduated from St. Hubert’s High School, The Abington Hospital School of Nursing (Diploma), LaSalle University School of Nursing (BSN, MSN) and Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing (MSN). In a long and joyous career that spanned over 40 years Karen practiced as a Registered Nurse at Pennsylvania Hospital, The Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital. She also served as a Certified School Nurse at various Elementary and Special Education Schools across the Region. As a Nursing Instructor Karen taught at the Germantown Hospital School of Nursing, Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, LaSalle University School of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing, and at Montgomery County Community College School of Nursing teaching Critical Care/Trauma. She has trained, mentored and prepared a generation of Nurses. Karen was an active member of Holy Martyrs Church and St. Genevieve Parish where she continuously practiced her Faith, by donating her talents and treasure coordinating the Eucharistic Minister and Homebound Outreach Programs. Throughout her life Karen donated her medical skill and talent to care for the sick at St. Vincent’s Parish Germantown, The Ronald McDonald House at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, The Ronald McDonald House at CHOP, and The Ronald McDonald Summer Camp for Childhood Cancer Survivors. Karen twice walked the Breast Cancer Three Day. Hers was a life full of service and commitment to others. Karen was happiest on the fields of her children’s athletic events and the beaches of Ocean City. She loved the outdoors, particularly the Jersey Cape and Maine. She was a devoted and loving mother, an amazing wife, a loyal sister, a doting Aunt, a trusted and dedicated friend, a Faithful servant of Jesus Christ and a proud citizen of the United States. She was a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her. And she was fierce and cloaked in Courage. Friends, Family and Colleagues can celebrate her life with a viewing at St Genevieve’s Church on Tuesday May 11, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Karen’s Mass of Christian Burial will also be celebrated at St Genevieve’s Church on Wednesday Morning, May 12, at 10:00 AM. A brief viewing will be held prior to Mass beginning at 9:00 AM. It was Karen’s wish that her viewing be quiet and her Mass full. She will lay as she died, wracked by Breast Cancer, but defiant. At this time Karen’s family would like to acknowledge the expert and compassionate care delivered to her, over a near twenty year period, by all the staff of the Joan Karnell Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, including Dahlia Sataloff, MD, particularly the Nurses and Staff of the Infusion Center and especially her beloved and trusted Oncologist David Mintzer, MD and his Team. “Take Care of Him and I will repay Thee” was lovingly delivered and faithfully practiced. Thank You! The Family would also like to thank the Hospice Team at HUP who so expertly and gently cared for Karen during the last week of her life. May God Bless You! In lieu of Flowers, contributions in Karen’s name can be made to LaSalle College High School.
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