Olive W. Abbott

Died: 2016-09-13
Resided in: Boxford, MA
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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

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My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Heaven has another angel. The Bridgeos
My grandmother : Always a ray of sunshine and bright light. She had a Sense of humor that always made others laugh and smile. An inspiration to me that we all will greatly miss but always cherish the time and memories we had with her. An accomplished life , a wonderful person ,admirable woman. I remember the beautiful gardens she had and the mint she grew to taste and flavor her tea. She was an amazing artist and had a love for tennis swim and sailing in her days:) oh! And don't forget a good love story like her very own :) she loved and adored her whole family ! spaghetti was a fav dish by all she made frequently. Lots of remarkable accomplishments and uplifting memories. A Beautiful person who I will always admire and be sure to carry on the wonderful things she shared, experienced and spoke of. Love you Garg!! Peacefully rest ❤️ " Krissie" Kristine
Wishing the family peace as you go through your loss. I always thought of your mother as "classy" Tim Hawkes
dear richard, when i was working & seeing your mother at putnam farm, she was always walking down the hallway like a lady and smiling . she will always remember you and your family because you guys visit and care about her all the time. god bless you all , rest in peace Olive. your friend Kathleen Mello
I have very fond memories of your mother from when I was a child and then later in life when we were neighbors. I was new to gardening back then and I was grateful that she would share her green thumb. She especially loved the peonies! My deepest sympathy to all of you, Cheryl Flynn
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

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