Obituary of Abbott E. Young

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Abbott E. Young

December 4, 1920 - July 31, 1998

Atlantic News, August 6, 1998

HAMPTON – Abbott E.  “Abby” Young, 77, of 192 Winnacunnet Road, died Friday, July 31, 1998, in Exeter  Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born December 4, 1920, in Exeter, the son of the late Marvin and Mildred (Kelly) Young. He was raised in Hampton, and resided in Randolph, NH for a while before returning to Hampton in 1982.

He was a 1939 graduate of Hampton  Academy.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the Merchant Marines.

Mr. Young began his career in law enforcement with the Hampton Police Department in 1947 and joined the New Hampshire State Police in 1950, serving with Troop “A” for 15 years and with Troop “F” for 11 years. He retired in 1976 as a lieutenant.

He was a member of the New Hampshire Retired State Troopers Association; the New Hampshire State Police Benevolent Association; the New Hampshire Police Association; the Hampton’s American Legion Post No. 35; Piscataqua Pioneers Association; American Association of Retired Persons; The Hampton Historical Society; James House Association; St. James Lodge No. 102, F&AM; William Pitt Tavern of Portsmouth; and Tide Mill Chapter No. 67, Order of the Eastern Star. He was a former member of the Hampton River Boat Club.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Eleanor M. (Palmer) Young of Hampton; two daughters, Linda J. Quinn and her husband George of Rochester  and Alison E. “Libby” Findsen of Berlin, two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, one sister, Mavis Cox of Tampa, FL; two stepsons, Brian  Dennett of Brentwood and Robert Dennett of North Hampton; and several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife Mary E. (Shaw) Young, who died in 1981 and one sister, Constance Bridle, who died in 1984.

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