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Madeline F. (Carey) Abbott

Madeline F. (Carey) Abbott, 74, wife of Brian O. Abbott of Mayfair Court, Ipswich, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Lahey Medical Center, Burlington, following a brief illness.

Born in Ipswich January 15, 1939 daughter of the late Arthur T. and Simonne M.M. (Porter) Carey, she was raised in Ipswich, a 1956 graduate of the former Whipple High School.  As a young woman she went to work as a payroll clerk for New England Telephone Company in Salem going on to work in the Boston office as a payroll supervisor. During many of these years she traveled between the Boston and New York offices. She retired in 1991 after more than thirty-two years of service.

Married in 1977 the Abbotts made their home and raised their family on Kingfisher Road and later on outer Linebrook Road, Ipswich.

For many years she and her husband wintered in Naples, FL. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, crossword puzzles, knitting for family and friends and the Red Sox.

She was a member of the N.E. Telephone Pioneers Club, was lifelong communicant of St. Joseph’s Parish Our Lady of Hope Church and was very active with her husband in his  Lion’s Club membership.

In addition to her husband of thirty-six years she is survived by two daughters, Beth A. Malone and her husband Timothy J. of Beverly, Kimberley D. Abbott of Peabody; two grandchildren, Matthew T. and Corey M. Malone both of Beverly; four sisters, Sheila Baldinelli and her husband Ronald , Carol McCarthy, Janie Howard, Marcia Greenough and her husband James, all of Ipswich and many nephews and nieces.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday 9 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Visiting hours are Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Mass. Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc., PDG William T. Murphy, Treasurer, P.O. Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742

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