Joan Mary Abbott

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Abbott, Joan Mary

East Dennis, MA: Died peacefully on January 19, 2013 at Epoch Nursing Home.

Born Joanne O'Reilly in Rochester, NY on February 21, 1917 to Bernard and Frances (Dwyer) O'Reilly. Attended Sacred Heart Convent and graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Married John Newman Abbott MD on June 10, 1944.

Joan was a loving and devoted mother of 8 children, an indomitable spirit with a bright smile and a dry sense of humor. May she rest in peace.

She is survived by five children John Newman of East Dennis, MA; Christine Anastasia of Philadelphia, PA; David of Providence, RI; Mark Matthew and (Diana) of Dundas, MN; Paul Geoffrey and (Petra Schulz) of Frankfurt, Germany; daughter-in-law Jennifer (Keller) of Gurnee, IL; and nine grandchildren. Predeceased by her devoted husband John of 59 years, sons William Ashton and Jeremy, daughter Joan Mary, and four siblings Bernard, Mary (Callahan), Eileen (Brescia) and Frances.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 26, 2013
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