September 30, 2022

Eleanor Winifred Abbott


Eleanor Winifred Abbott of Rehoboth, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 88 years of age. Beloved daughter of the late Bertha Winifred (Allen) and James Thomas Kenneth Abbott. Loving sister of James T. K. Abbott Jr. and his companion Kathleen Brash of Hingham. Cherished cousin of Roy Mann and his wife Harriet of Rehoboth. Adored friend of Madeline Abbott of Norton. She is also survived by many cousins.

Eleanor was born in Pawtucket, RI and lived in both Newport and Middletown, RI before moving to Rehoboth in 1959. She graduated from Rogers High School Class of 1952. She attended Newport Hospital School of Nursing where she obtained her Certificate in 1955 and became a Registered Nurse. Eleanor was employed at Rhode Island Hospital until she became an Industrial Nurse at Amica Insurance for over 30 years until her retirement in 1993.

Eleanor was a member of the Seekonk Memorial Baptist Church in Seekonk and an active member of the Women's Fellowship. She loved traveling, camping and was an avid reader. After her retirement, Eleanor decided that she wanted to paint. After a few lessons, she painted many beautiful pictures for her family.

Eleanor's family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors at Rhode Island Hospital and Hope Hospice for their exceptional care. Also, a thank you, to her care givers: Kathy Adams, Cindy Peters and Cindy Lee who lovingly cared for Eleanor at home. A special thanks to Roy and Harriett Mann for the love, support, and care given to Eleanor over the years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Eleanor on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11 AM at Seekonk Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Avenue, Seekonk, MA. There will be a reception at the church after the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's name, may be made to a charity of your choice.

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