Friday, September 7, 2018

Donna M. Abbott

Belmont, NY - Donna M. Abbott, age 89, formerly of Belmont, New York entered heaven’s gates on Thursday September 6, 2018 at Elderwood @ Hornell surrounded by her family.

Donna was born on July 26, 1929 at her family home in Belvidere/ Angelica, New York to Henry D. Baker and Mae M. (Robbins) Baker. She attended and graduated the Belmont Central School.  On December 16, 1950 at The Presbyterian Church in Belmont, Donna married the love of her life, Robert A. Abbott, who predeceased her on January 7, 2003.

Together Mr. and Mrs. Abbott raised three children; Daughter Sharon (Steve) Cartwright, who predeceased her on February 11, 2016; A son, Robert (Susie) Abbott and Daughter, Kim (David) Waters who survive. Besides having six Grandchildren: Michaela, Bobbie Jo, James, Jody, Gabrielle, & Kyle, Mrs. Abbott had eight Great-Grandchild
ren whom she adored. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Donna’s family was her greatest joy.  The love and pride that she had for them was unmistakable. 

She was a longtime resident of Belmont and was active within the community.  Donna was happy to be a member of The United Methodist Church, The Belmont Fireman’s Auxiliary, The Amity Rescue Squad Auxiliary, and The Bowling League. 

Donna worked for some time at Motorola and as a Home Health Aide, but her calling and passion was being a homemaker.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She loved her friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.  While living on Greenwich Street Donna was the place that the kids went to for "Fluffer Nutter" sandwiches.  Donna’s front door was the place that neighborhood children loved to hang their May baskets expecting a chase and kiss from her. Mrs. Abbott opened her heart and her home to many. Several people will remember Donna riding her scooter to and from her destinations, and joy riding with friends. 

During her recent years while residing in Hornell, some of Mrs. Abbott’s caregivers became her extended family.  She could always be found somewhere hugging staff, visitors, and friends; Always smiling, always complimenting others, and always giving her best wishes to all that she approached.
Even though spending time with those that she loved was her desire, Donna enjoyed attending church services, bowling, reading, playing cards/games, music and classic movies.

In addition to her Parents, Husband, and Daughter, Donna was predeceased by Brothers, Chester Baker, Leonard Baker, Victor Whitney, Kenneth Whitney, Sister Georgia Lincoln and a Niece

Friends are invited to call on Friday September 14, 2018 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday from 10am-11am.  at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont.  The funeral will be held on Saturday September 15th at 11am.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the donor’s choice.

A private burial will take place at The Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. With deepest sympathy from Terri(Taylor) daughter of the late Cecil and Blanche Smith formerly of Noble Street.

  2. Deepest sympathy from our family to yours.I can't express how much this woman meant to our family,she was a mother,grandma,great grandma and great friend to us.There will be a void without her but I know she's happy joining all who have gone before her.Rest in peace Donna Mae,we'll miss you💔