Condolence & Memory Journal

Thanks to Jackie and Barbara Capozzi who lived three doors down on Hawthorne from Abby's Canonsburg home for spotting the writeup in the college paper and then tracking down the Cremation Society Obit. Several of us who went to grade and high school with Abby have been hunting for her but we gave up a couple of years ago probably because she was no longer in Pennsylvania.... sorry we could not give hugs and say good bye when she was still here. Georgetta Racioppi and I visited Abby and Bob and stayed with them for a few days and went to a lake or the shore where we got boat rides from their doctor son.... too long ago to remember names. Perhaps one of the "kids" could email me at ...I would love it. Barbara Hudacek McSheffery, Columbus Oh 5/15/21

Posted by Barbara Hudacek McSheffery - Columbus, OH - Classmate   May 15, 2021


The last line of the obit said it perfectly. My most loving friend ever who literally saved my life the day I met her. My family moved to Hawthorne St just 3 doors away from Abby's family when I was 14. She was 15 and very persistent that this shy teenager was going o be her friend. She included me in her beautiful group of
amazing friends and opened up a wonderful world for me. She was always so excited to see us all at school reunions and the group reunions we had. I will forever cherish her love for me and my love for her. Till we meet again sweet Abby rest in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.
My deepest sympathy to Bob and all her children.

Posted by Jackie Capozzi-Eonta - Canonsburg, PA - Friend   May 15, 2021

I feel like I know Abigail. I have a vivid memory of visiting Brandywine Museum where I fell in love with Wyeth's painting, Dr. Syn and talked to a staff member at length about it. She was a slight woman and so enthusiastic I asked her if she was a docent. I'm just a volunteer, she said, telling how much she loved the museum. I like to think that was your mom! Even if it wasn't, I love the connection. Ended up buying a print of Dr. Syn which I enjoyed from then on. That was back in the 80's. This page is a lovely tribute to your mom, Bob.

Posted by Beth Fox - Wolfeboro, NH - Acquaintance   April 10, 2021

Our Aunt Boo was among the gentlest and warmest people one could know. The world is poorer for her loss.

Posted by June Foley - Plattsburgh, NY - Family   April 07, 2021