Mary Allene (Burnett) Abbate




What teacher most influenced you?  
Ms. Morgan
Which reunions have you attended?

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
The Rotunda
Purple Pounders
Central vs City


My life since graduation:  
After graduation, I attended the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing for a year prior to moving to Alexandria, VA.  For ten years, I was the Head Teller/Foreign exchange expert for First & Merchants Bank at the Pentagon.  During this period, my mom passed away at the age of 41 and my brother Fred was killed just prior to his 27th birthday in a car accident. He had just finished two tours in Nam and one in Korea. My Dad remarried and lives in North Carolina with his beautiful wife of thirty years.

For the past twenty-three years, I have been employed by the Department of  Defense-Navy. Currently, I work at the Washington Navy Yard, managing two offices for the Chief of Naval Operations. I am the Science & Technology's Branch  Business Financial Manager.

My son (36) has provided me two beautiful grand-sons (ages 4 and five) that I help raise.