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Obituary for Melinda Jeanne Abbott (Abbott)

Melinda J. Abbott, age 67, a resident of Westford, passed away peacefully at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center on Monday, April 8, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Cambridge on April 14, 1956, and was the daughter of the late John (Jack) G. and Eleanor (Drews) Abbott.
Melinda grew up in Charlestown, Arlington, and Chelmsford where she graduated from Chelmsford High School’s class of 1974. Melinda also attended Northeastern University. Melinda lived in Arlington, VA, back to Arlington, MA where she lived with what would become her friends for life. She then moved to Westford, MA where she resided for the past 30 years. Melinda recently retired from Cerence of Burlington, MA where she was an Equity Manager. Melinda enjoyed antiques, cooking, fashion, jewelry and traveling. She adored all animals, especially her two cats, Riley and Baby. She was a Boston sports fan through and through, with her favorite being the Boston Celtics.

Melinda is survived by her sisters, Alyssa Abbott and her partner Sheryl Runge of Chelmsford, and Mrs. Deirdre Casey of Chelmsford and formerly Los Angeles, CA. Memorial donations may be made in Melinda’s memory to MSPCA’s Nevins Farm.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.