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Katharine S. Abeling

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ABELING, Katharine S. Katharine (Sedgwick) Spencer Abeling, 101, formerly of Manchester and Torrington, wife of the late James N. Spencer and the late Reinhart Abeling, died Tuesday, (March 2, 2004) at a local convalescent home. She was born in Cornwall Hollow, CT, August 30, 1902, daughter of the late John and Caroline (Bowman) Sedgwick and had resided in Torrington for 30 years and Manchester for 20 years. She was a graduate of the University of Syracuse School of Nursing and prior to retiring was a registered nurse employed at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Abeling is survived by a son, James C. Spencer and his wife, Lois of Old Lyme and Palm Coast, FL; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Eleanor McIntyre of Manchester, Joan McLoud of Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Mabel Norman of Minneapolis, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m. at Glastonbury Community Church, 113 Stancliff Road, Glastonbury. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Watkins Funeral Home, 142 E. Center Street, Manchester is in care of arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 5, 2004
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