Robert J. Abbott

Robert J. Abbott, 70, of Forestdale died on April 30.

Mr. Abbott, a former resident of East Dedham, retired from the Dedham-Westwood Water District in December 2005 after 21 years of service.

He was honorably discharged from the US Army National Guard.

Mr. Abbott was a diehard fan of the Bruins, Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox.

He leaves his wife, Joanne (Sanford) Abbott of Forestdale; his children, Tracey Sanders of Spring Lake, North Carolina, Robert Abbott of Marstons Mills, and Joseph Abbott of Medford; six grandchildren; and his siblings, Richard Abbott of Dedham, Arleen Caruso of Wrentham, Gail Scott of North Hampton, New Hampshire, and Mary Sue Shepard of Northampton.


A funeral service was held Sunday, May 4, at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home in Sandwich.

Burial was on Monday, May 5,  at Sandwich Town Cemetery, 130 Route 130, Sandwich.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charities of Hope House Calls, 359 Main St., Falmouth, MA 02540; or Hospice Services Massachusetts, 577 Main St., Wareham, MA 02571.


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