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James D. "Jake" ABBOTT

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87, of Wabasha and former resident of St. Paul, died Feb. 22 at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha. Educated at St. Thomas Academy, College of St. Thomas and University of MN. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. Past employee of O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home of St. Paul. He married Anne Flahavan of Minneapolis August 23, 1952. The family moved to Wabasha in 1960 when they purchased the Wise Furniture and Funeral Home business. He operated Abbott-Wise Furniture and Funeral Home until retiring in 1989. He continued to work with his son, Jim, after he purchased the business in 1989. Anne died in 1973. Survived by sons, Jim (Claire), Joe, Bob (Kathy), Matt (Mary), Tom (Elizabeth); daughters, Cia (Jack), Kass; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard "Mike" (Patty), Rev. Eugene, and Jack (Sharon); sister-in-law, Gerry; Anne's family, Molly (John) Landrigan, Ed Flahavan (Susan O'Leary), Judie Flahavan; nieces and nephews. Preceded also by brother, Austin, sister, Celine Horan Beaubien; in-laws, Rev. Robert Flahavan, Mark Flahavan and Ruth and Fran Phillips. Funeral Mass Friday, March 1 at 11am at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha, officiating Revs. Thomas Cook and Eugene Abbott. Interment St. Felix Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home Wabasha and 10am-11am at church Friday. www.abbottfh.com

Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 24, 2013
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