Carlton Edward Abbott, Sr., 77, of Wareham, passed away on Feb. 25th at home surrounded by his family.
He was the son of George and Mildred Abbott and was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of forty-five years, Sandra Rae Abbott and two children Stephen Mark Abbott, Sr. and Kimberly Beth Abbott, all of Wareham. He leaves behind eleven children: Carlton E. Abbott, Jr., Barbara (Clyde) Abbott, Michael (Barbara) Abbott, Darren Abbott, Dale (Danielle) Holmes, Tanya Abbott, Richard Abbott, Dana Abbott, Anthony (Jessica) Abbott, Nicole (Chad) Gaucher, Christopher (Holly) Abbott, thirty-one grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; as well as many loved ones and friends.
As a member of the Air Force for many years, Carlton traveled to many areas of the world. After retirement from the service, he and Sandra settled in Wareham, where he worked as a custodian for Wareham Public Schools for many years.
“Abbott” enjoyed tending the garden. He was a family man. He was a wonderful person known around town as a man who would do anything for anyone. He also enjoyed a good cup of coffee, a quiet day of fishing, or a competitive night of poker with his family. Abbott will be missed by many.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham.