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Patricia M. Vrabel, 71, of Boiling Springs, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, May 17, 2010, in her home with family by her side. She was born on Sunday, May 7, 1939, in Carlisle, and was a daughter of the late Francis J. and Catherine M. (Hoover) Mahoney.

Pat graduated from the former Harrisburg Catholic High School in 1957 and attended Harrisburg Area Community College. She retired from Dickinson College in Carlisle and had previously worked for the PA Turnpike Commission and the former United Telephone Co., Carlisle. Pat was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carlisle. She enjoyed doing volunteer work, playing bridge and cards, reading, music, people and traveling.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 51 years, Joseph T. Vrabel, a son, Joseph J. (and his wife, Heather) Vrabel of Jacksonville, FL, a daughter, Susan F. (and her husband, Vincent) Zvorsky of New Cumberland, two brothers; Francis J. Mahoney, II (and his wife, Patricia) of Valpariso, IN and J. Dennis (and his wife, Judith) Mahoney of Boiling Springs, six grandchildren; Catherine, Joseph and Irene Zvorsky and Casey, Victoria and Joseph Vrabel, several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010, in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle with Rev. Daniel J. Menniti officiating. Burial will be private in St. Patrick New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Joe,
So sorry to hear about Pat. It has to be a great loss to you and the family.

Jim and Nancy Eads
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Precious Susan, Vince & family,
On behalf of Pastor Wayde and Sonya and your "family" at Christian Life Assembly our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray God's peace and comfort will surround you and that your memories bring you joy.

Judie Lobb CLA Pastoral Care
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Joe,
So Sorry to hear about Patty, we know it's a great loss to you, and your Family.

 Ron & Rose Sheaffer
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I can't tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Pat was most certainly a special person in my mom's life as well as the entire Lempp family.I just hope you will know how much I personally enjoyed the time spent with her on a couple of vacations we all went on together.If there is anything our family can do, please let us know.
Take care.

Mark H. Lempp
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Dear Joe, Susie and Joe,

We were saddened to hear of the loss of your wife and mother. We are praying for you, that our Lord and Savior will give you His strength at this difficult time.

We have so many fond memories of the days of Boiling Springs.  One of them I must share.  I always enjoyed playing outside with Susie but she couldn't play til her chores were done.  So, shy Rhonda would crawl into Susie's bedroom window early in the the morning (before her mom awoke) to help her with her chores then we could hang out!  One day it had to stop.  Pat asked Susie, "Will you please ask Rhonda to come in through the door instead of the bedroom window!"

We trust Jesus to walk you through this season of your lives as you lean on Him.

Rhonda Brownawell Loewen & Nancy Brownawell
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