Herman Leslie Abbott
January 15, 1946 - January 12, 2022
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred.
Herman L. Abbott, 75, of Rose Corner of Shapleigh, passed peacefully on January 12, 2022, at Southern Maine Heath Care in Biddeford.
Herman was born on January 15, 1946, the son of Leslie H. and Katherine Abbott of Shapleigh.
He graduated from Sanford High School, Class of 1964 and then from Southern Maine Vocational and Technical Institute, where he received a degree in machine tool technology.
After graduating, Herm served in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam War and received an honorable discharge.
Herm was employment included Maremont of Saco and Pratt & Whiney of North Berwick. He also owned a machine shop/repair facility at Ross Corner in Shapleigh.
Herman was a founding member of the Ross Corner Fire Company and got others to join and to build the fire station. He later served as Fire Chief for five years. Herm was a local historian and a storyteller. He enjoyed entertaining others wit and wisdom. He also helped people in need of his mechanical and machining skills.
Herman was predeceased by his wife Judy.
Survivors include siblings: Nancy (Jack) Pike Webb, Shirley Sheesley, Jean Abbott, and Timothy Abbott along with nephews Robert (Sherry) Thomas and Adam Sheesley.
Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring and will be announced. We kindly ask you wear a mask during visition.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Ross Corner Fire Company, 1787 Gore Road, Shapleigh, ME 04076 or to the American Legion in Sanford, P.O. Box 801, Sanford, ME 04073.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.