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William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr.

William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr.
  • January 1, 1930 - December 3, 2017
  • Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • Alport Syndrome Foundation
    PO Box 4130
    Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4130

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“The Fandel family would like to send our condolences to all of you. We all fondly remember the times Mr. Abbott, "Billy" would walk up the street...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Fandel - Mansfield, MA

“RIP uncle Bill aunt Rose sorry for your loss.Paul Murphy ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: paul murphy - arlington, MA

“My condolences to the Abbott family. I fondly remember Billy from Bob's as well as from Coffee Time. I returned to school in my late forties to...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers - Melrose, MA

“My condolences to the Abbott family. I fondly remember Billy from Bob's as well as from Coffee Time. I returned to school in my late forties to...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Powers - Melrose, MA

“Dear Bill, May you Rest In Peace in heaven amongst those dear to you.Prayers & Love, Don & Lodia ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Don & Lodia Parilla


6 of 10 | Posted by: virginia sablone - winthrop, MA

“One could not have asked for a better, more perfect Father-In-Law.You will be greatly missed, but NEVER forgotten.May you find eternal peace and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Kirby - Melrose, MA

“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“so sorry for the loss of your husband, father,grandfather and brother. Annabelle ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


William A. "Bill" Abbott, Jr., of Stoneham, died at his home on Dec. 3, 2017 at the age of 87 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Chelsea, raised in Winthrop, a graduate of Winthrop High School, attended Bentley College and went to graduate from Franklin Institute for plumbing & heating. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in Industrial Sales for Metropolitan Pipe for 20 years, Walden Supply for 15 years and 5 years for F.W. Webb. Bill also worked at Bob's Market in Melrose for 10 years and resided in Stoneham for many years. He was a member of the Winthrop Elks & Winthrop Golf Club for many years and was an avid Boston sports fan. Bill enjoyed traveling to Disneyworld and the Bahamas. He had a "great sense of humor", loved to spend his time working on his lawn, gardening and cookouts with family & friends. He was the beloved husband of Rose M. (Murphy) Abbott for 57 years. Loving father of Rose G. Conneely & her husband Patrick of Stoneham, William A. Abbott III & his wife Mary of Tewksbury, Jeffrey J. Abbott & his significant other Sheila of Stoneham and Julie A. Kirby & her husband Ed of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Molly, Katie, William IV, Patrick, Joseph & Jillian. Caring brother of Daniel Abbott & his wife Kathleen of Winthrop. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 4-7PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 7th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. Korean War Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alport Syndrome Foundation, PO Box 4130, Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4130.