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Obituary: Susan S. (Shaw) Abbott, Needham High School Graduate

Photo from Cartmell Funeral Services, Inc.
Photo from Cartmell Funeral Services, Inc.
Obituary from Cartmell Funeral Services, Inc.:

Susan S. (Shaw) Abbott, 72, of Plymouth, formerly of Needham, passed away Dec. 1, 2013. i

She was wife for 52 years of William S. Abbott. 

Susan was born in Needham, daughter of the late Adam Johnstone Shaw and Helen (Holbrook) Shaw. She was a graduate of Needham High School, LaSalle Junior College and Leslie University. Susan worked as executive assistant and office manager in the family law firm in Boston and later was executive assistant at the Committee on Publication at the Christian Science Center in Boston.

Susan served as First Reader at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Plymouth, as treasurer of the Fairbanks Family in America, as treasurer of Citizens against Casinos and volunteered to teach English as a second language and principles of American government to newly arrived immigrants in Boston.

Susan enjoyed painting and kayaking, and the beauty of her home on the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Canada.

She leaves her children Cathryn C. Abbott and her husband Victor C. Baisley of Putney, Vt., Stephen S. Abbott and his wife Michele B. Abbott of Plymouth and David H. Abbott and his wife Whitney P. Tibolt of Boston; her grandchildren Garrett, Zachary, Shane and Grace; and her sister Pamela Lafaver and her husband Leslie of Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her brother Clark Shaw and his wife Barbara of Plymouth. 

Family and friends will gather later this month at the family home in Plymouth to celebrate Susan's life. Private internment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bras d'Or Preservation Nature Trust at www.brasdorpreservation.ca

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