Teresita Rodriguez McCabe Graybill
Age 91 of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Born October 2nd 1925 in the Philippines, Tess was the youngest of twelve children of the late Pedro and Carmen (Delgado) Rodriguez.
Shortly after the liberation of the Philippines, she became a stewardess for Philippine Airlines. She flew internationally for six years prior to meeting and marrying her husband Jehu "Jay" McCabe, a native of Selbyville, DE, in 1952. Tess was widowed in 1964 and returned to the United States with her three children. She later married Henry "Hank" Graybill but was also widowed once again in 1995. Tess lost her eldest child, Michael McCabe, in 2014.
Tess will be dearly missed by her daughter, Cathy Cochran; her son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Linda McCabe, all residing in Newark; seven beloved grandchildren, Caroline, Michael Jr., Cristina and husband Richard, Nicholas and wife Cori, Sarah, Daniel, and Rachel; and her great grandson Logan. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visitation at 10 am Wednesday, July 5th at Parish of the Resurrection Church, 3000 Videre Drive, Skyline Ridge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following visitation at 11 am.
Tess will be laid to rest with her first husband Jay McCabe at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517, as Tess never forgot her brave warriors who liberated her country.
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