Abbott, Reverend Eugene Joseph Beloved priest, brother, uncle and friend. Age 81, passed away on June 11, 2013 at The Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Paul. Ordained February 17, 1957. Provided 56 years of service to God's people at various churches: Nativity of Mary (Bloomington), St. John's (Eastside), St. Luke's (St. Paul), Nativity of Our Lord (St. Paul), Sacred Heart (Belle Plaine), St. Joseph's (Delano), St. Peter's (Forest Lake), St. James' (St. Paul), St. Mark's (St. Paul) and Assumption (St. Paul). Cared for his mother and aunt until their passing. Compassionate counselor, especially to those in recovery programs. Dearly loved by his family, friends, and dogs: Lola, Lula, Luann and Abby. Survived by brothers; Howard "Mike" (Patty) and John "Jack" (Sharon); sister-in-law, Gerry; 39 nieces/nephews, 110 great nieces/nephews and 20 great-great nieces/nephews. Preceded in death by brothers; Austin & James "Jake"; sister, Celine Horan Beaubien; nieces, Shannon and Patty Abbott and nephew, Pat Horan. Visitation Tuesday, June 18, from 3-7 PM with Rosary at 6:30 PM, at THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR (330 So. Exchange St. St. Paul). Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM Wednesday, June 19 at ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH (51 W. 7th St., St. Paul), with visitation one hour prior to services at church. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. The family is extremely grateful for the excellent care Father received at the Little Sisters of the Poor. Memorials preferred to: Assumption Church or The Little Sisters of the Poor. Arr. O'HALLORAN AND MURPHY FUNERAL HOME 651-698-0796.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.