Elizabeth Abbe
Elizabeth Abbe

Obituary of Elizabeth A. Abbe

     Elizabeth A. Abbe, 95, of Ava, NY, passed away on August 16, 2019 at Rome Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born on July 16, 1924 in Rome, a daughter of the late Claude and Marie (Hawkins) Smith. She graduated from St. Aloysius Class of 1942. She worked for the Rome Telephone Company on the switchboard until she married and started her family. She was a loving and nurturing mother to her eight children and a very devout Catholic woman.  She was a member of St. Peter's Church and of the lay Third Order of St. Francis. She was an avid reader of Catholic spirituality.

      Surviving Elizabeth are her loving children, Judy and Patrick Dooher, Syracuse, Nancy and Daniel Corkey, VA and Susan Abbe, Ava, Frank and Cindy Abbe Jr., Clinton, David Abbe, Rome, Stephen and Lisa Abbe, Pompey, Brian and Wendy Abbe, Cicero; sister, Mary Cole, Rome; 19 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; with several nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by her Husband, Frank Abbe, Sr. on May 17, 2001; her son, Jeffrey Abbe; and her siblings, Claude Smith, Jack Smith, and Virginia Page.

     The family would like to extend a special thanks for the care that their mother recieved from the staff at Rome Memorial Residential Healthcare Facility.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday August 20, 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Strong - Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Interment will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery.