Donald Mabbett

Donald R. Mabbett

1929 - 2022

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Donald R. Mabbett, 92, of Reed Street, Canajoharie, NY died peacefully on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  Born in Whitesboro, NY on November 26, 1929 he was one of nine children of the late Leslie and Edith Spooner Mabbett Sr.


He attended schools in Whitesboro and moved to the area at age 13.  He served his country proudly in the United States Amy as a Sergeant from 1948 until 1952.  He was employed at Beech Nut for several years in the gum department until his retirement in 1978.


On October 14, 1977 he was united in marriage to Pearl M. Smith.  Together for 44 years, they blended a family of five children.  Don was a member of the F&AM and the VFW.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Don was predeceased by his son, Kevin Mabbett and his seven siblings, Marjorie, Winnie, Leatha, Leslie Jr., William, Herb and Elizabeth.


He is survived by his wife Pearl; five children, Craig (Nataline) Mabbett, Sandra Mabbett, Jeff Mabbett, Debra Williams and William Nep, III; a sister Joan, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Services will be private for immediate family only. Burial with military honors will take place in the Fort Plain Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the service virtually may do so at on Saturday, June 4th at 12p.m.Service Link


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Office For Aging, Meals of Montgomery, 135 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY.

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