Olive Winslow (Bates) Abbott, 98, beloved wife of the late Harvey K. Abbott withwhom she shared 57 years of marriage, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Putnam Farm, Danvers surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Weymouth, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Olive Bates. She was a graduate of Reading High School and a Nationally Registered Scholastic Tennis Champion in 1934.
Olive attended Mass Art and was later employed by General Electric in West Lynn as a Technical Illustrator. She worked on the Essex Class aircraft carriers and advanced aircraft design.
Olive was an avid artist employing techniques in oils, pastels, acrylics and watercolors. She loved watching golf and cycling on television. She enjoyed gardening, sailing and, most of all, being with her family.
Olive is survived by her four children Susan Rand of Peabody, MA, Harvey Abbott of Danvers, MA, Richard and Evelyn Abbott of Danvers, MA, and Gary and Cynthia Abbott of Boxford, MA; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Services are private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Olive’s memory to your preferred charity fund. Assisting the family is the Mackey Funeral Home, Middleton, MA. To leave a condolence go to www.mackeyfuneralhome.com.
Online Condolences Below:
|Susan, Harvey, Richard & Evelyn, Gary & Cynthia I'd like to extend my sincere condolences during these difficult days. Death can be devastating because our Heavenly Father did not purpose his earthly children having to experience such tragedies. However, he's given us hope with a promise, one of which is found at Revelation 21:3, 4. I hope after reading you receive comfort as we await the realities of his promises. My prayers are with you and other family and friends.
Cindi from Florida