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Margaret Louise “Maggie” Abbott

  • Birth 7 Nov 1940
  • Death 29 Jan 2008 Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
  • Memorial ID 24393674

Maggie was another animal lover friend. She grew up on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York. She never tired of her quest to help the animals. She would even give rabies shots to racoons. Always had a sense of humor and would do anything to help an animal or someone who needed help with a stray.

Margaret Louise "Maggie" Abbott, age 67, died January 29, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. Daughter of the late Grover and Dorothy Stanley and born in Mass., Maggie has lived in Melrose, N.Y. for over 40 years. Maggie had been employed by Sangamon Mills, Cohoes and worked for many years as an aid for visiting nurses. She was founder and owner of Maggie's Cats in Melrose and, over the years, had rescued hundreds of cats who were adopted to many families. She is survived by her sons, Gerald Whitney (Janice) of Troy, Wayne (Snoopy) Whitney of Albany; one daughter, Mary Jean (MJ) Whitney of Troy; and a stepdaughter, Kelly Canfield of Cohoes. Friends and relatives may attend a memorial service on February 16, 2008, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Ukrainian-American Club, 1 Pulaski Ave., Cohoes, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Maggie's Cats, First Niagara Bank, Troy, NY 12182.

Maggie's Cats
A local not-for-profit no-kill animal shelter for cats and kittens seeking homes for the pets as well as volunteers. 753-4332; http://www.maggiescats.org.


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  • Created by: Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
  • Added: 4 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24393674
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Louise “Maggie” Abbott (7 Nov 1940–29 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24393674, ; Maintained by Grace, Peace and Love, Karen (contributor 46491833) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.