BELFAST – Elizabeth Christine (Horn) Abbott, 86, died Friday, March 23, 2012, at Tall Pines, Belfast. She was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Julius Henry and Christine Bessie (Howe) Horn.
The family moved to Stratford, Conn., in 1926, graduating from Stratford High in 1943. She graduated with a degree in education from the University of Connecticut. After teaching in Stratford, Conn., she continued at Bedford Junior High, Westport, Conn., during this time she earned her Master of Arts degree at Bridgeport University and a fellowship at Yale University. In 1956 she married William Abbott of Verona, settling in Belfast. She was a member of First Church, UCC, Belfast, serving on numerous committees, was a member of Northport Golf Club, was on the board of the Rainbow Girls, the Waldo Hospital Aid, Sweetser Board, American Red Cross, a volunteer at Penobscot Marine Museum and a longtime member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
She is survived by her husband, William of Belfast; a daughter, Beth Place and her husband, Timothy, of Naples; and two grandchildren, Amanda Place and Daniel Place, both of Naples.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at First Church, UCC, 104 Church St., Belfast, with the Rev. Dr. Kate Winters and the Rev. Joel Krueger officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to First Church, UCC, 8 Court St., Belfast, ME 04915. Arrangements are under the direction of Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 31 West Main St., Searsport.