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Jane M. (McAleavey) Abbott

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Of Malden.  A loving wife and mother, passed away on Friday, December 2nd, in Beverly.   Jane was born in Cambridge in 1941, the daughter of Patrick and Sarah McAleavey.   She was raised and educated in Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin with the Class of 1959.   In 1963, Jane married her sweetheart, Donald Abbott, and the two settled down together in Somerville.    They had also lived in Stoneham and Chelsea before settling down in Malden.    They shared 48 years of marriage together until Donald’s passing in 2011.    Jane had worked for many years at Liberty Mutual, where she was a claims adjuster for the company, retiring 20 years ago.

   She is survived by her children, Diane M. Abbott of Salem, and David W. Abbott of Dracut, and her grandchildren, Bonnie Jean, Luke, and Ava.

   Jane was preceded in death by her husband Donald, her children, Bonnie J. Abbott and Donald Abbott, Jr., and her siblings, Hugh McAleavey, Patrick McAleavey, Edward McAleavey, Charlotte Burgess, Margaret Oleson, Edith Wood, and Eileen O’Malley.

   A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at a later date.

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