Georgette “Georgie” Elizabeth Abbott Lewis passed away Dec. 29, 2020 at home with her family by her side after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
Born March 6, 1946 in Boothbay, to parents Henry and Mary Bailey Abbott. Georgie attended local Boothbay Schools and graduated in the class of 1964. While growing up, she enjoyed her friends in Bayville, school classmates, working summers in a beauty shop, school dances and the music of the ’60s. During the summer of 1964 she met Bruce Lewis who would become her husband for the next 54 years. Returning from a short term in Massachusetts, Bruce and Georgie took over ownership and operations of The Harbor Shop, a woman’s and children’s clothing store on Townsend Avenue for the next 14 years. In 1966 she realized her life’s calling and gave birth to a daughter Lori and in 1969 she delivered a son Brian.
In her later years, along with friends Edith Farnham, Sue Bear and Sharon Rice, she opened a cleaning service which was as much fun as work eventually retiring in 2005. Until her passing she and husband Bruce spent summers in Boothbay and winters in Florida. Her many hobbies included exercising at the YMCA, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, feeding her hummingbirds, playing board and card games, cooking and baking for her family and spending time with her many friends and grandchildren.
Georgie was predeceased by parents Henry and Mary Abbott, older sister Gladys Ann Abbott and older brother Henry “Bruz” Abbott and nephew Michael Abbott.
She is survived by her husband Bruce Lewis, daughter Lori Lewis Mitchell and son-in-law Winn Mitchell of Boothbay; son Brian Lewis and daughter-in-law Amy Nash Lewis of Charleston South Carolina; four grandchildren, Riley and Cody Mitchell and Emily and Julia Lewis, an aunt, Thalia Bailey Lemay, nephews Jay and Jason Abbott, niece Kelly Abbott Coffey and many cousins.
Those who new Georgie will always remember her warm friendly smile, calm demeanor, boundless energy and love of life. The family would like to thank all of her friends and family for all the cards, flowers, phone calls and visits during her illness and passing. They would also like to recognize the loving care she received from caregivers Elisha Perez Peterson and Desiree Mayo of Beacon Hospice, Heide Leighton and Melanie Lewis of Boothbay and to all those caregivers who touched her life over the last few months.
No immediate service is planned, the family will host a celebration of life in July 2021.