Diana Lea Abbott, 69, of Salisbury, passed away at her home on January 17, 2021 of cancer.
Born in Concord on July 25, 1951, Diana leaves behind three children: Robert J Kelley of Salisbury, Shari Akram of Florida, and Angela Davis of Manchester; two grandsons: Sarim Akram and Ibrahim Emara of Florida; three brothers: Lawrence (Butch) Abbott of Franklin, Steven Abbott of Belmont, and Michael Cross of Laconia; and three sisters: Rita DiStefano of Concord, Deborah Chamberlain of Nevada, and Shari Parris of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence C. Abbott of Concord, and Rita L. Fleury of Franklin.
Diana was raised in and attended Franklin H.S. and later moved to Concord where she was employed for many years as a claim’s processor for NHHEAF, the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation.
Diana doted on her grandsons, loved her cat Luna, gnomes, and made the best baked beans. She was incredibly talented with crafts, especially crochet, and enjoyed making afghans for her friends and family.
She had been supporting a local non-profit organization, FRIENDS, for several years, by making and donating hats and scarves for the youth. Supporting this organization would be a great way to honor her memory: https://www.friendsprogram.org.
A graveside service will be held at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord on Saturday, January 23rd at 1pm, Section GG, Plot 44A.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting with arrangements. For an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
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