Marion Annie Abbott, 99, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 30 with family by her side.
She was born in Wiscasset on Sept. 22,1919, the second of five children, to Archie and Alice Rines.
Marion graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1937 and married George Abbott at St. Phillips’s Church on Aug. 22, 1937. Their anniversary date was shared by her parents and by their daughter, Georgia, who married Jay Blagdon in 1957. Marion and George celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2007.
Marion’s life in Maine’s Prettiest Village was busy and social. She retired from the USPS after working in the Wicasset office for many years.
She was a member of the Female Charitable Society and the Damariscotta region BPW, and a tireless and passionate parishioner, supporter and volunteer at St. Phillips’s Church, where she served on the Altar Guild for more than 75 years. After George died in 2008, she spent time at the Community Center gardening, swimming and attending their dinners. She enjoyed walking and was often seen striding up the hill by Castle Tucker or by White’s Island. She loved to sew and knit and her beautiful pieces are shared by the generations. Time spent with family and friends and the church were very important to her.
Marion was predeceased by her her husband, her siblings Eva, Lillian, Gladys and Benjamin, and her son-in-law.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Georgia Blagdon, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
In 2013, Marion moved into assisted-living in Kennebunk and in 2015 to Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook. She was well-loved in both communities. We are especially grateful to the wonderful Avita staff for the tender love and care she received during these last few months.
Marion will be remembered on Sept. 22 at the 9 a.m. Sunday service at St. Phillip’s Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset. A gathering for morning refreshments will follow in the Parish Hall. Feel free to wear green, it was Marion’s favorite color.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the church may be made in Marion’s name.