Theresa Mae (ODonnell) Abbott 74 of Winchester died peacefully at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene after a period of failing health.
She was born the daughter of Nellie (Boulder) and William ODonnell on April, 1937 in Hubbardston, Massachusetts. She was educated locally and graduated from Hubbardston High School class of 1955.
Theresa took her vows to Ralph (Bob) E. Abbott in 1953. They were happily married for thirty one years before passed in 1984.
Mrs. Abbott came back to Winchester from Florida after her husband passed. She has lived in here since 1986.
She worked at Harbourside Applewood Healthcare in Winchester for 6 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant before retirement.
She enjoyed many things in life. Her love for speed was well known. She flew airplanes, rode motorcycles and loved to race cars. She enjoyed traveling all over the United States.
Theresa is survived by her children; Michael J. Abbott and his wife Rosalind of Winchester and Nancy Abbott of Worcester, MA. She will be missed by her four grandchildren; Kristen Abbott of Winchester, Shawn Cole of Hinsdale, Shawn Gabrilla of California and Dawn Gabrilla of Worcester, MA. She also leaves six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Abbott is pre-deceased by her husband William Abbott and brother Robert W. Abbott who passed in 2007.
A grave side service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11am. in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Rt. 119 South. in Winchester. There are no calling hours. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com.