Obituary: Sharon E. Abbott – Portland Press Herald

Obituary: Sharon E. Abbott - Portland Press Herald

Sharon E. Abbott

Sharon E. Abbott, 69, of Deering Ridge Road, died Monday, July 19, 2021 with her family by her side in the rose garden on Scarborough Terrace after a long battle with dementia.

Sharon was born on October 12, 1951 in Westbrook to Carlton N. “Bud” and Avis Day Atkinson. She graduated from Sanford High School in 1969 and then attended York Beauty Academy in Saco.

Sharon worked as a hairdresser for many years, then for the City of Waterboro in the Code Enforcement and Planning Bureau. More recently, she owned and operated the UPS Store in Scarborough from 2004 to 2011 when she was forced to resign due to the progression of her illness.

She and her husband Dennis enjoyed golf as former members of Salmon Falls County Club, Dunegrass Golf Club, and Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC, where they enjoyed golf vacations at their Pawleys Plantation condo.

Sharon was a member of the Waterboro and Maine Jaycee Women’s Organizations and was the last female president in 1985 before the Jaycee Women merged with the Jaycees. Sharon also spent many years at Rehoboth Rebekah Lodge in Waterboro, where she served as a soloist and chair of the scholarship committee.

Sharon leaves behind her high school boyfriend and husband of 50, Dennis Abbott of East Waterboro; two sons, Todd Abbott of N. Waterboro and wife Jennifer, Greg Abbott of Buxton and wife Tanya, a brother Brian Atkinson of Old Orchard Beach; and six grandchildren, Jake, Molly, Kyle, Abigail, Jenna and Cole.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Rose Garden of Scarborough Terrace for the care Sharon received while they were in her care.

Friends and family can call Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Rd., Buxton on Friday, July 23rd, from 5pm to 7pm

A funeral service will be held at Pine Grove South Cemetery, West Road, Waterboro on Saturday, July 24th at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Trent Boyd will officiate.

For those who wish to make commemorative contributions in their memory, please consider

South Maine Hospice

390 U.S. Route 1

Scarborough, ME 04074

or to the

Maine Alzheimer’s Association

383 US Route 1, # 2c,

Scarborough, ME 04074

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