Mildred L. Abbott

Nov 28, 2018
Mildred Abbott

Thomaston — Mildred Leach Abbott, lovingly known as “Millie,” passed away peacefully at the age of 95 Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Millie was a resident of the Pines of Newmarket, N.H.. She moved there from Thomaston to be closer to her daughter, Muriel Ingalls, of Kingston, N.H.

Millie was born May 3, 1923, in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her parents were the Rev. Hubert Leach and Nina Eva Carr Leach. Millie’s family moved to the United States and settled in Thomaston in 1929. She was 7 years old and resided there through her childhood and adult years. She graduated from Thomaston High School in 1942. After graduation, she met and married Walter Abbott and they eventually settled at the family home on Lawrence Avenue.

Millie was known and loved by many of the children in the Thomaston schools as being one of the lunch ladies, a title she enjoyed for 23 years. Millie had always attended the Federated Church in Thomaston, where her father was the pastor for 23 years. Millie loved music and sang in the choir for many years. She also participated in the community minstrel shows performed at Watts Hall. She was active in the church and served in many capacities, including deaconess and the We Two Club.

Millie was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 69 years, her sister Olive Holbrook, and two sons-in-law, David Ingalls and Darryl Leavitt. Left to cherish her memory are her brother Edwin Leach of Hudson, Mass.; her three daughters, Muriel, Doreen Leavitt of Warren, and Patricia Perry and her husband, Eric, of Thomaston. She is also survived by five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and friends in Maine and New Hampshire.

Millie’s family will celebrate her life with a graveside service in the spring of 2019, where she will join her deceased family at the Village Cemetery, on Erin Street in Thomaston. Her life will also be celebrated at the Pines of Newmarket. Dates and times to be announced.

She lived the last four years of her life at the Pines. She participated in all kinds of activities, from exercise programs to word games and bingo. Her favorite days were when there was musical entertainment, holiday parties and visits from family and friends. The staff and residents at the Pines loved her passion for life and generous spirit. Donations in Millie’s memory may may made to your local Hospice organization.

Arrangements are with Hall’s of Thomaston. To send online condolences visit

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Dec 05, 2018 14:40

Millie was a fervent Parishioner of the Federated Church in Thomaston. A worshipper and worker to further the word of God by the church and those who were members, or just the occasional visitor.  She will be missed by parishioners, friends and I am sure, family. She was just that kind of "gal."

Mary "Mickey" McKeever +:)

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