Mary Patricia "Pat" Abbott Obituary

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Mary Patricia "Pat" Abbott

August 26, 1918 - May 21, 2012
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In Memory of Mary Patricia Abbott August 26, 1918 - May 21, 2012 Abbott, Mary Patricia of Halifax, NS, formerly of Port au Port, NL. It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Mary Patricia Abbott announces her passing on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Bradford Hall, Parkland Estates, Halifax, NS, at the age of 93 years. Pat was born in Port au Port to the late Michael and Margaret Abbott (nee Lawlor). She attended Mt. St. Bernard College in Antigonish completing a course of studies in secretarial skills. After graduation, she worked in the office of the Chief Medical Officer at the base hospital at Harmon Air Force Base in...
In Memory of
Mary Patricia Abbott
August 26, 1918 - May 21, 2012

Abbott, Mary Patricia of Halifax, NS, formerly of Port au Port, NL.

It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Mary Patricia Abbott announces her passing on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Bradford Hall, Parkland Estates, Halifax, NS, at the age of 93 years.
Pat was born in Port au Port to the late Michael and Margaret Abbott (nee Lawlor). She attended Mt. St. Bernard College in Antigonish completing a course of studies in secretarial skills. After graduation, she worked in the office of the Chief Medical Officer at the base hospital at Harmon Air Force Base in Stephenville, NL and later for the family business, Abbott and Haliburton Co. Ltd. in Port au Port, NL the "Oldest Firm on the West Coast."
Pat was a devoted gardener planting and nurturing numerous species of roses and other flowers in her garden in Port au Port. She also maintained a vegetable garden that was a source of delight to her nieces and nephews when they visited in the summers. Unfortunately, much of her wonderful crop never made it to the table, as it frequently made a quick snack for the children when playing outdoors.
Pat also enjoyed travelling to visit with her sister Amelia (Millie) and family in Europe and the US. She loved music and was a member of the Our Lady of Mercy choir for many years. Along with her mother, she was the family historian relating many a story or genealogical tidbit.
She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her nieces Frances Roda (Gail Barg) and Patricia (John) Lutz of New Jersey; nephews Michael (Vicki) Roda of Halifax, and Robert Roda of Scottsdale, Arizona; and her grand-nieces/nephews Richard, Nicole, Christine, Stephen, Matthew and John; her many loving cousins, including Maureen Moore of Knoxville, TN; Mary E. Stevenson of Warwick, RI; Kathleen and Mary Lawlor and the House and Abbott families of Port au Port; and numerous beloved friends and relatives in Canada and the US.
Pat was predeceased by her beloved sister Millie in December, her brother-in-law Ray, her parents and her brother Michael in infancy.
A private Funeral Mass was held at Saint Benedict Church, 45 Radcliffe Dr., Clayton Park, Halifax NS on Friday, May 25, 2012, with Father Bernard O'Neill officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at the Maria Regina Parish Cemetery, Port au Port East, NL.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Sophie Couture and the wonderful and caring staff at Bradford Hall, Parkland Estates where she resided for the last five years. Also the family appreciates the kindness and support of Father O'Neill over the last few months with both Pat and Millie.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church Restoration Fund (c/o Lorna Snow, Box 40, Aguathuna,NL, A0N 1A0) or the Canadian Food for Children (40 King Georges Rd., Toronto, ON, M8X 1L3.). Please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com

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