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Jerry Dean Abbott

April 22, 1953 - February 9, 2013

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Jerry Dean Abbott, 59, of Newport, VT passed away February 9, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Orleans, VT on April 22, 1953 a son of Marjorie (Meehan) and the late Clifton Abbott, Jr. He entered the United States Army and was 10 years in active duty. He was employed by Michael Moore as a logger. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 798 and Disabled American Veterans Association.
Jerry loved hunting and fishing and going to Barton Fair especially to watch the demolition derby. He also liked to watch football and shows on logging and history. Jerry was a very devoted Christian and he had read the Bible 4 times cover to cover.
He is survived by his children: Chad Abbott and his wife Billie-Jo of Brownington, VT, and J.D. Abbott and his girlfriend Kate Shatney of Newport, VT, by his mother Marjorie Brault and her husband Al of Newport, VT, by his grandchildren: Nathaniel Mason, Bethanie Abbott, Addison Abbott, Sadie and Kalli Abbott, by his brother Greg Abbott and friend Pauline Arnold of Newport, VT, and by his sisters: Wanda Abbbott and her friend Blaine Wright of Derby, VT, and Julie Ann Perry of Newport, VT and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Penny Powers and by his father Clifton Abbott, Jr. . Friends may call on Sunday February 17, 2013 from 5-7 P.M. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport, VT, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Monday February 18, 2013 with the Rev. Laurence Wall officiating. Spring interment in Brownington Center Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Winston Dowland, Whittier Road, Derby Line, VT 05830. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.