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Sedrick Abell Obituary

1920 - 2004
FRANKLIN – Sedrick N. Abell, age 84, passed away Wednesday November 17, 2004 at the Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans.

He was born May 9, 1920 in Swanton the son of the late Rolla & Marguerite (Curtis) Abell.

He was a resident of Franklin since 1960 and was a former resident of Fairfield. He was a member of the Franklin United Church and was a self-employed truck driver and logger for over 50 years retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving in Italy for one year and on Sept. 29, 2004 he received the Vermont Distingushed Service Medal for honorable service in Combat Theater and a medal for Honorable Service in the United States Military. He was a member of the American Legion Post #42 of Enosburg Falls and the V.F.W. Post #778 of Swanton. He enjoyed the outdoors and most of all he loved sugaring and going to hunting camp.

He is survived by 1 son and his wife, Rodney “Mickey” & Marilyn Abell of Montgomery; 2 daughters and their husbands, Sally & Harvey Boudreau, and Carol & Don Richard both of Franklin; 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren; 1 half brother, Larry Girard and his wife Carol of Essex; 1 half sister, Elizabeth Read and her husband Charles of Swanton; a brother-in-law, Norman Bishop of St. Albans; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Marion (Callan) Abell; and a daughter, Sandra Cousineau; a graddaughter, Sarah Jean Cousineau; 2 half brothers, Augustus “Greg” & James Girard; a half sister, Phyllis Bishop.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at the Franklin United Church with Pastor Jason McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 6-8 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Redstone Villa Nursing Home, 7 Forest Hills Dr., St. Albans, VT 05478

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com
Published online on 11/18/2004.