Abraham, Nancy

April 26th, 2011

Nancy A. (Downes) Abraham, age 60, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the Winchester Hospital.

Nancy was born in Winchester on May 28, 1950 and raised in Stoneham; she was the cherished daughter of the late George and Mary Downes. Nancy graduated from Stoneham High School and went on to further her education at Salem State College. Nancy graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Prior to retiring six years ago, Nancy was employed as a School Teacher in the Town of Burlington for over 34 years. Nancy loved her job, she was a wonderful educator and her dedication to her students was unwavering.

Nancy married her sweetheart Charles M. “Chuck” Abraham, Jr. on December 28, 1974, in Wakefield; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1976. Nancy had a adventurous and spontaneous attitude, she and Chuck loved to travel all over the world. Their many trips included Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Alaska, Hawaii as well as many of the Islands in between, they covered most of the continental United States, and one of her favorite places was Martha’s Vineyard, Nancy and Chuck enjoyed every trip and made memories to last a life time.

Nancy also enjoyed her home here in Wilmington, where she planted her gardens and enjoyed her flowers, especially her hybrid roses. Nancy was also very fond of animals and she loved her cats.

Nancy is survived by her beloved husband Charles M. “Chuck” Abraham of Wilmington, her sister and brother Janice M. DaSilva and Robert E. Downes both of Derry, NH, Nancy is also survived by several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and her step-mother-in-law.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Monday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, May 1st from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Nancy’s name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Attn: Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Abraham, Nancy”

  1. Linda Lowe says:

    i’ll always remember her smile, and the pink pussycats in the living room by the fire. you will be in my heart always.

  2. United Travel says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We always looked forward
    to see you both. Nancy always had a wonderful smile.

  3. Dick & Terry Kaszynski says:

    Our deepest condolences and sympathy to Chuck and all friends and relatives. Nancy was certainly “unique” in many ways. We will never forget her special charm. RIP Nancy

  4. William Starratt says:

    Uncle Chuck,

    I’m sorry to hear about Auntie Nancy and apologize for not being able to come to the wake and funeral. You and Auntie Nancy have always been great to me and for that, I am very appreciative. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss and wanted you to know that she will be missed. We’ll get together soon when I am home from school.


  5. Jodi (Chamberlain) Oberto says:

    I was one of Mrs. Abraham’s students (1973-4). I just went back to Memorial School today to see it one last time before it’s gone. I was just in her classroom today, came home and was bouncing around the internet and found her obituary. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and a nice teacher. Always smiling. She will be remembered by all of us.

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