Stephen "Rabbit" Abbott, Sr. - age: 70
(October 01, 1947 to June 03, 2018
A Memorial Service will be held 12:00 noon Thursday June 7, 2018 at the Wilde Memorial Chapel, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME. Arrangements are being handled by Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider
The Maine Historical Society 489 Congress St, Portland ME 04101 or The Dyer Library 371 Main St, Saco, Maine 04072.
Saco, Stephen “Rabbit” F. Abbott, 70, of Main St, passed away Sunday June 3, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Boston, October 1, 1947 the son of Elliott Frost Abbott and Lyle Cunningham Abbott.
Stephen attended local schools and graduated from St. Sebastian’s Country Day School in Needham, MA. He then attended Bowdoin College, where he played Men’s Ice Hockey.
After Bowdoin, he worked as the Director of Admission for South Kent School in Connecticut, while teaching Latin and Art History and coaching hockey, soccer and lacrosse.
From 1976 until 1984, Stephen was Owner and Director for Camp Waganaki in East Waterford, Maine.
In the mid 1980’s, he worked at St. Sebastian’s School as Director of Admissions, coached hockey and taught Latin. Moving to Maine in the early 1990’s, he was employed at Paine Webber as an Estate Planner and Insurance Coordinator.
Stephen returned to Connecticut in 1996, as the Director of Annual Fund and Alumnae Affairs until 2008 at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT., while also coaching girls’ soccer.
Stephen was an avid hockey player, who also enjoyed fishing, exercising and supporting his Boston teams. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and coaching boys hockey, girls soccer and boys lacrosse.
Survivors include 3 sons Stephen F. Abbott Jr. of Ormond Beach, FL, Michael R. Abbott and his wife Julie of Medway, MA and Thomas C. Abbott of South Casco, ME 2 daughters Madeleine A. Abbott and Samantha J. Abbott, both of Portland, ME a sister Jane L. Abbott of Rochester, MA, and 4 grandchildren Emily, Ryan, Brady and Asa.