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Raymond Abbott, 93

by | Jun 6, 2023 | Obituaries

Raymond Abbott

Raymond Abbott

Raymond Ward Abbott, 93, of Northborough, formerly of Framingham, passed away peacefully June 3. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Ward and Alexandra (Abisamra) Abbott.

He grew up in Worcester, where he graduated from Classical High School. After high school, Raymond entered the United States Army and served as a military policeman during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1956, Raymond attended Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Raymond was married to the late Mary (Ryan) for 55 years. They lived in Framingham, where they raised their two sons, Michael (Jodi) Abbott of Framingham and Raymond (Tanya) Abbott of Hopkinton.

Raymond worked for Raytheon, Digital and GTE, from which he retired after 19 years in 1995. In his career, Raymond worked on many government contracts, including the Doppler system and the MX and Patriot missiles. After retirement, Raymond continued to work part-time at Middlesex Petroleum for 20 years.

Raymond was a bridge master and spent many days playing the game he loved. He also enjoyed traveling the world with Mary and friends, as well as going to his grandchildren’s events.

In addition to his sons, Raymond is survived by his grandchildren, Madison and William Abbott of Hopkinton, his sister, Gladys Abbott of Worcester, granddog Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Raymond was predeceased by sister and brother-in-law Claire and Allan Ojerholm.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 10-11 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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