In Loving Memory Of FRANCIS ABBOTT May 10, 1943 – Aug. 10, 2006 On Aug. 10, 2006, the world lost an incredible person. His name was Francis Abbott. Though we are scattered across the country, we, the Abbott children, come together to honor this man. You may know him as Dick, Frank or Francis. We know and cherish him as Dad, Grampie and Papa. Many people knew our Father. He may have kept your lawn trimmed in the heat of the summer or diligently removed the snow in the winter. You may have known him from his military days where he proudly served as a security police officer in the Air Force for nearly 27 years before his road took him back home to Maine. It could also be that you just knew him as your friend or acquaintance. It does not really matter how you knew our Dad; if you had the pleasure of knowing him, then you know just how special he was. Francis Abbott was a man of great strength and wisdom. He raised six children to be thoughtful, caring and successful individuals. We will carry his wisdom with us as we walk through life. We will impart the same wisdom on his grandchildren as we bring them up in the same loving affection that he so generously gave to us throughout the years. Our Dad will forever be close to us and never shall a day pass where he is not in our minds and in our hearts. It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own home-it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. — Margaret Truman Sadly missed by his children, Richard Abbott and his wife, Alison, Shelly Couperthwaite and her children, Eddie, Amber and Evan, April Pitt and her son, Bradley and her love, Roberto, Sheri Fargo and her husband, John and their daughter, Sophia, Julie Gagnon and her husband, Larry and their children, William and Hannah, Heather Abbott and her love, Henry and their son, Micawber. Dad, you always said to never say good-bye, instead say, “See you later.” Dad, we’ll see you later.