Conwell W. Abbott
When Conwell Worden "Deke" Abbott was born on October 8, 1909, in Clifton Park, New York, his father, Dudley, was 42 and his mother, Jennie, was 35.
He married Frances Judge on June 25, 1947, in Peekskill, New York. They had two children during their marriage. In Rye his family lived at 11 Elm Place. He lived at 11 Elm Place and was a parishoner of the Methodist Church and was a cousin to the ODell family of Rye.
Conwell W. Abbott; Middlebury College graduate and Rye High School Graduate, class of 1926
Conwall enlisted in the Armed Forces on December 31, 1941 and chose the Air Corps. He spent three years at headquarter of the Eighth Air Force in Finance at Bushy Park in Great Britain. He was honorably disharged at the rank of Master Sergeant.
Conwell W. Abbott, 103, recently of Windham, NH, died January 12th at the Veterans Home in Tilton, NH.
Conwell ''Deke'' Abbott was born in Clifton Park, NY. He graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1930. He was a WWII Veteran and retired accountant.
He enjoyed following the stock market, winning at bridge, playing and watching golf, and traveling.
Deke lived through 2 World Wars, saw the Great Depression, and experienced many changes in everything from business, technology and sports, to economics and politics.
In recent years he wrote his autobiography, available at
www.bornin1909.blogspot.com. Gov. John Lynch recently attended Deke's 103rd birthday party, presenting him with a proclamation naming October 8, 2012, Conwell ''Deke'' Abbott Day in the State of NH.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Frances (Judge) Abbott, his son, James C. Abbott and his sister, Dorothy Degraw.
He is survived by his daughter Ruth and her husband Daniel T. Clark of Reading, MA; daughter-in-law, Mary Abbott of Plattsburgh, NY; seven grandchildren, four great granddaughters and a nephew.