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Donna M. Abbott

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Donna M. Abbott Obituary
BELMONT - Donna M. Abbott, 89, formerly of Belmont, NY entered heaven's gates on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Elderwood of Hornell surrounded by her family.

Donna was born on July 26, 1929 at her family home in Belvidere/Angelica, NY to Henry D. Baker and Mae M. (Robbins) Baker. She attended and graduated the Belmont Central School. On December 16, 1950 at The Presbyterian Church in Belmont, Donna married the love of her life, Robert A. Abbott, who predeceased her on January 7, 2003.

Together Mr. and Mrs. Abbott raised three children: a daughter, Sharon (Steve) Cartwright, who predeceased her on February 11, 2016; a son, Robert (Susie) Abbott, and a daughter, Kim (David) Waters, who survive. Besides having six grandchildren, Michaela, Bobbie Jo, James, Jody, Gabrielle, and Kyle, Mrs. Abbott had eight great-grandchildren whom she adored. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Donna's family was her greatest joy. The love and pride that she had for them was unmistakable.

She was a longtime resident of Belmont and was active within the community. Donna was happy to be a member of The United Methodist Church, The Belmont Fireman's Auxiliary, The Amity Rescue Squad Auxiliary, and The Bowling League. Donna worked for some time at Motorola and as a Home Health Aide, but her calling and passion was being a homemaker. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.

While living on Greenwich Street, Donna was the place that the kids went to for "Fluffer Nutter" sandwiches. Donna's front door was the place that neighborhood children loved to hang their May baskets expecting a chase and kiss from her. Mrs. Abbott opened her heart and her home to many. Several people will remember Donna riding her scooter to and from her destinations, and joy riding with friends.

During her recent years while residing in Hornell, some of Mrs. Abbott's caregivers became her extended family. She could always be found somewhere hugging staff, visitors, and friends; always smiling, always complimenting others, and always giving her best wishes to all that she approached.

Even though spending time with those that she loved was her desire, Donna enjoyed attending church services, bowling, reading, playing cards/games, music and classic movies.

In addition to her parents, husband, and daughter, Donna was predeceased by brothers Chester Baker, Leonard Baker, Victor Whitney and Kenneth Whitney, sister Georgia Lincoln, and a niece.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the donor's choice.

A private burial will take place at The Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Sept. 9, 2018
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