Richard E. Abbott, 62, of Holbrook, died Nov. 29, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband, friend and soul mate of 43 years to Leah (McMenamin) Abbott, he was the loving father of Leah C. Knight and her husband James of East Bridgewater and Richard E. Abbott Jr., and his wife Kristen Hevey Abbott of Holbrook. Dear son of Nathalie (Ridlon) Abbott and the late Howard L. Abbott. Devoted brother of Howard Abbott of LA and Judith Reali and her husband John of RI. Beloved grandfather of Katelyn and Nicole Abbott of East Bridgewater, Delilah and Cecelia Abbott of Holbrook, David Knight his wife Jaime and their daughter, Abigail, of West Bridgewater, and Michael Knight and his fiance, Jessica Landerholm of West Bridgewater. Also survived by his Godmother, Marjorie (Ridlon) Kenrick; many nieces, nephews,cousins and friends. Dear brother-in-law to James and Louis McMenamin and Elizabeth Climo and her husband Fred. Richard grew up in Holbrook and graduated the Class of 1969 of Holbrook High School. He was a sales representative for Orgill, Inc., Worldwide Distribution & Retail Services and a member of their Director's Circle. Rich loved spending time with his family, boating and spending summers in Wareham. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St., Holbrook (Rte. 37), until 9:15 a.m. Monday, followed by a memorial funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Memorial visiting hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Wareham. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Kidney Cancer Assoc., P.O. Box 4668 #38269, New York, NY 10163-4668. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit our Web site at www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Cartwright Funeral Home - Holbrook - Holbrook
69 So. Franklin Street Holbrook, MA 02343
Published in The Enterprise on Dec. 6, 2013