Samuel LeBaron Abbott Jr.

>Samuel LeB­aron Abbott Jr., 65, resi­dent of Milford, NH, died August 8, 2016 at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury, MA surrounded by his lov­ing family.

He was born in Boston, MA, on December 9, 1950, a son of the late Samuel L. & Mary J (Walsh) Abbott.

Sam made his home in the Mil­ford area for the past seven years, having formerly resided in Greenfield for several years and Wilton, NH for many years. Sam was, as those familiar knew him to be, a very hard working man. He did everything in his power to support and provide for his family. Sam had fond memories of cutting stone at Barretto Granite in Milford, NH, as well as tending to the particulars of servicing the Souhe­gan Woods Golf Course of Amherst, NH. He was a man of many trades, work­ing with everything from lumber to stone, and from golf courses to bounty-hunting.

While Sam vested most of his energy into strik­ing balance between work, family and making sure his home in Green­field had the best lawn in the neighborhood, he maintained his reputa­tion as an avid fisherman throughout his life. In his earlier years, he was akin to building cars, hunting, and always maintaining peak physical fitness. Sam went as far as earn­ing a black belt in the martial art of Shotokan, after what must have been a long and exhaus­tive course of training. Sam delighted in spend­ing time with his family, especially with his be­loved grandson Liam.

Sam was most proud for his honorable service in the United States Marine Corps; a distinguished veteran of the Vietnam War. Testament to the saying, "Once a Marine, always a Marine," he thor­oughly exemplified this institution with his every action. Throughout his life, he was incred­ibly organized and remarkably well-mannered. Sam was the epitome of a gentleman; the type of man who would pull a chair out for a woman without having to think twice.

Family members in­clude his devoted and loving wife of 34 years, Donna (Douglas) Abbott of Milford, NH; a son, Samu­el L. Abbott III of Peter­borough, NH; as well as his enormously cherished grandson Liam Carter Ab­bott. His loving and caring siblings include his only brother, Edward Abbott of Lyndeborough, NH; his sisters Leslie (Abbott) Haas of Mont Vernon, NH, Georgia (Abbott) Marshall of Newfields, NH, Judith (Abbott) Tamposi of Hol­lis, NH, Dorothy (Abbott) Levesque of Wilton, NH, Elizabeth (Abbott) Beard of Camden, SC and Joyce (Abbott) Lawton of Per­celville, VA.

Visiting hours were on Sunday, August 14th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. Funeral services were held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial with mili­tary honors followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wil­ton, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to ALS As­sociation, Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a mem­ory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com