Geraldine Green Abelow

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EXETER - Geraldine Green Abelow, 88, of Exeter, died Monday, June 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Artist, gardener, a "cook's cook", and intrepid world traveler, she personified the art of living. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, born on Dec. 29, 1924, in Oak Park, Ill., and was a longtime resident of Westport from 1954 to 2008.

She graduated Averett University in 1944, moved to New York City, joined the CBS art department and worked alongside the artist Ben Shahn. There she met her husband, CBS writer and producer and later Grey Advertising executive, Samuel I. Abelow. They were happily married until his passing in 1981.

She is survived by her sister, Kathryn Arnold and her husband of Boulder, Colo., Kathryn Ruoff and her husband of Chichester, David Abelow and his wife of Westport, her five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A private memorial will be held in Westport later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Save the Sound at
Published in The Concord Monitor on July 17, 2013