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