Our Mom, Marie Alice Abbott (nee Farley), went home to our Lord on November 7th, 2023. In her life, Mom and Dad ran Abbott Suburban Foods in Caledonia. It was a neighborhood grocery store where folks met and became friends. Mom’s love of her neighbors and her community led to famously remembered bike parades, parties, and fun puppet shows. Her cakes were legendary. Mom was a diverse gifted artist working in stone, glass, clay, and paint. She loved being a docent at RAM, conducting classes at Wustum, and sharing her craft with people at the Wilson Senior Center in Milwaukee. Mom believed that you should never stop learning, no matter your age. Mom worked for many years for the Racine Unified School District and retired in 1997. Throughout her life, Mom shared her talents with church, community, schools, and family.
Mom will be lovingly missed by so many, especially her family.
Marie is survived by her children: Andrew D. (Mary) Abbott of Racine, WI, John F. (Leesa) Abbott of Cape Coral, FL, Margaret M. Abbott of Racine, WI, Wendy S. (Kris) Serafin of Perrysburg, OH, grandchildren: Rebekah R. McCammon of Palm Springs, CA, Thomas P. McCammon of Riverside, CA, Russell C. McCammon of South Milwaukee, WI, Samantha G. (Riley) Werkman of Perrysburg, OH, Adam (Allison) Serafin of Mount Pleasant, SC, Joseph Serafin of Perrysburg, OH, Dakota Abbott of Cape Coral, FL, Ireland Abbott of Naples, FL, and great grandchildren: Arleigh Werkman, Clark Blazewicz, Margot Werkman, Aria Serafin, and Amelia Serafin. She is preceded in death by her husband Glenn R. Abbott, parents Charles R. Farley, and Margaret (Flood) Farley, and sisters Eleanor (Dareld) Kommer, and Marge (Carlo) DeLaurentis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Living Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Avenue, Racine, WI. Marie was a member of this church since she was 12 years old.
Funeral services will be held at Living Faith Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Avenue, Racine, WI, on Friday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon to follow.
A private interment will take place for immediate family on Saturday, December 2nd at West Lawn Cemetery, Racine, WI.
The family would like to give a very special thank you for the kind and compassionate care from all the staff at Lakeshore at Siena nursing home, the wonderful staff from Hospice Alliance, and to pastor Justin Kierzek who visited and lifted us up in prayer these last days with mom.