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Dawes, Abigail

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Abigail May “Abbie” (Savage )Dawes, a resident of West Roxbury for the past 38 years, and formerly a resident of Roslindale, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Vero on the Parkway Nursing Home in West Roxbury.  She was 93.  Abbie was born October 13, 1923 in Roslindale, Massachusetts the daughter of Daniel Joshua and Goldie Abigail (Schwimm) Savage.  She graduated from Girl’s Latin High School and studied nursing at the Hospital for Women and Children Nursing School.  Abbie worked for many years as a registered nurse at the West Roxbury Manor Nursing Home and at its successor Roscommon Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Stratford Street Baptist Church in West Roxbury for many years, and in 1964 joined the Roslindale Congregational Church where she sang in the choir and served as the Church Clerk.  Abbie was a Den Mother to Cub Scout Pack 11 of Roslindale; a Mother Advisor of the Roslindale Rainbow Girls; and a member of the Roslindale Rainbow Majority Club.  Abigail was the wife of the late Alanson Otis Dawes Jr., the mother of the late George A. Dawes, and the sister of the late Daniel Savage.  She is survived by her daughter, Donna J. Dawes of West Roxbury; two sons, Donald A. Dawes of West Roxbury, and John A. Dawes Sr. of Plymouth; and her daughter-in-law Julie Dawes; as well as 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Monday at 1 PM at the funeral home followed by interment in The Gardens Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131 would be appreciated.

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  1. Donna Dawes
    March 11th, 2017 | 12:24 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with my family as we prepare to say Goodbye to Mom.
    As I have said before – right now we have a hole in our heart that aches but in time that hole will start to fill with good memories and at some point will be hole again.

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