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Grace R. Abel, 87, of Hudson, MA

1933 - 2021

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


Funeral

March 23, 2021
11:15 AM
Pine Grove Cemetery Westford

live streaming funeral home and cremations westford ma 300x200Grace R. Abel, 87, of Hudson, MA died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at her home.
Born in New York City, New York, she was the daughter of the late Michael Fanelli and Mae (Rella) Fanelli. Grace graduated from New York City Public High School with the class of 1951. She and her former husband, Donald F. Abel moved to Hudson in 1969.

Grace retired from Digital Corp. where she was affectionately known as “Crash Abel”. She previously worked for American Enca at the Empire State Building as a secretary, and later for the Hudson Public Schools at the Farley Middle School where she worked as a cafeteria worker in the 1970’s. Grace was an active member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed going out to lunch and coffee with friends. She was very outgoing with a zest for life and loved spending summers in the sun up at Hampton Beach. She was often spotted on the beach with a wide brimmed sun hat and sundress flying her kite and picking shells. Grace also enjoyed roller skating at Roller Kingdom in the 1980’s.

She is survived by her daughter Judith-Grace (Judy) Miller and her  husband Alan Miller of Westford, MA, her grandchildren Matthew Miller and Jonathan Miller, her brother-in-law George Meslener of Acton, MA,  her niece Karen Buscemi and Paul and family of No. Reading, MA, and three grand nieces Anna Buscemi, Laura Buscemi and Jennifer Buscemi. She was the sister of the late Rose Meslener.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her graveside service on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11:15 A.M. at Pinegrove Cemetery, Westford, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

14 Condolences for Grace R. Abel, 87, of Hudson, MA

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    Isabel Pereira

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    Forever in our thoughts,”AMAZEN” Grace
    Love,
    Isabel, Clemente, and Jessica

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    margie weihn

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    Love you Gracie ..miss you…love margie

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      Luísa Pereira

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      Grace,
      Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond mesure! RIP
      Love,
      Luisa & Eugenio (Rigo) Pereira

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    Lisa Favreau

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    Going to MISS those 2:00 Wednesday appointments!!Heaven will never be the same ❤ Rest in peace my “AMAZEN” friend 🙏
    LOVE YOU forever
    Lisa 💋

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    Warren Razzaboni

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    She was a wonderful woman, Warren (Digital HiNote Group)

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    Barb Platt

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    RIP – Crash (let’s see what kind of damage you can do to God’s computers….)

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    Bob Verbanas

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    She was special and a sweetheart too- Bob (Digital HiNote Group)

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    Bev Sweatland

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    Certainly do feel blessed to have known her. Loved her carefree attitude and smile. That was a great time and group.

    Stay Safe and Happy, that’s the way Crash would want it. Let me know if there’s a meet up

    Bev-Digital HiNote Group

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    Steve Lepke

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    My condolences

    I will pray for her family

    Steve (Digital HiNote Group)

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    Val Spencer

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    She was a fun person to work with. May she rest in peace.

    Val (Digital HiNote Group)

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    Madeleine Franklin

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    Grace was always friendly and cheerful. After meeting her through David, I enjoyed going to Hampton beach and spending time with her. I’ll never forget the first time we went to the house. She had separated all the different colors of M&Ms with peanuts and put them in different jars. She told us the company had come out with flavored M&Ms and had us trying to taste the lemon flavor of the yellow ones, the lime flavor of the green ones, etc. Boy did she laugh when we figured out what she was doing. She got us good! Al got the surprise of his life when he pulled the one arm slot machine she had on the top of the fridge. What a surprise when the water hit him.
    She will be missed, and I’ll never forget her. She is in my mind forever.

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    Leslie, Joe, Danielle, Jojo Scafidi & Guida Fernandes

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    Dear Judith and Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you for the passing of your mother. We very much enjoyed spending time with Grace. She was a kind and very funny woman and very enjoyable company. We shared so many years of laughs together. She will be sorely missed by our entire family and we will treasure these memories.

    With our sympathy,

    Leslie, Joe, Dani, Jojo Scafidi and Guida Fernandes

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    Luzia Pereira

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    Ahhh my dear friend, how to accept “ it was to be expected, she was already with some limitations and with “old age” ?? OMG I am not accepting that my friend…I think I did not see your limitations and neither your “old age”! You always showed such a contagious joy of smiling, singing, dancing , always being on the beach, living life intensely and without imposed limitations! Ahhh my dear friend I miss you already and I squeeze my heart for not having the last hug, the last look, there was no time to even know if you really liked the Brazilian cheese bread that I brought you “yesterday “… and the lentil soup with kale … Thank you so much for existence in my life and in my family’s life…for loving my daughter so much ! We will love you forever!!! Ahhh my dear friend, see you! “ I will see you when I see you”
    Lucy and Vitor

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    Beatriz Cesar

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    I will miss you forever, Grace! There will never be someone like you! Thank you for the laughs and the amazing times! You will always be part of my family. Hope to make you proud! We love you so much! -Bea and Brian

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