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Barbara J. Abbott

Barbara J. Abbott, 85, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her loving family at her side on June 17, 2020. She was born in Gloversville, N.Y. on November 3, 1934, a daughter of the late Robert and Ellen Purcey Kilmer and was a 1952 graduate of Johnstown High School.

On July 28, 1952 Barbara and Richard Abbott were united in marriage at a ceremony at her family’s home in Johnstown, N.Y.

Her working career included driving school bus for Sauquoit and later at M.V.C.C. as the Administrative Assistant for the head of the Math department.

She and Dick enjoyed line and square dancing and she also loved quilting, painting and working in her garden.

Her memberships included the Sauquoit United Methodist Church and the Maple Valley Chapter of the Eastern Star where she served as Matron.

Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by her husband of 67 years, Richard, her daughters and sons in law; Elaine and James Carpenter, Marlene and Robert Weigel, Sheila and Michael Bazulka and Jennifer and Patrick Walters, her brother and sister in law; Robert and Mary Kilmer, her 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandson; Richard Abbott III, her son; Richard Abbott Jr., her daughter; Kathleen Fondario and her sisters; Martha Davis and Grace Wagschal.

Due to the current health restrictions, services will be private for immediate family members only. Interment will be in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery.

Please consider donations in Barbara’s memory to either Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. or a charity of one’s choice.

To view Barbara’s online memorial, please go to: www.smith-funeralhome.com