J. Abbott, 58, Mannsville, lost his courageous battle with
cancer surrounded at home by his loving family on Sunday,
March 12, 2017.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, at the
Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville with Pastor Mark
Strader officiating. Burial will follow in Woodside
Cemetery, Belleville. Calling
hours are 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the
Born Sept. 27, 1958, in Watertown, the son Jack and
Suzann Kohl Abbott, the second oldest of six children, he
graduated from Union Academy of Belleville in 1976.
Mike married his wife Beverly Bulluck on April 18,
1999. Mike grew up and resided in Belleville, N.Y. until
moving to his current home in Mannsville, N.Y. in 2003.
Mike worked in the crop and dairy industry. Mike operated
the family dairy farm for many years before establishing his
own crop spray business. At the time of his death, he was
employed by Deer Run Dairy.
Mike enjoyed driving truck, working in the agriculture
industry, and was an avid bowler.
Mike was inducted to the USBC Adams Menís Bowling
Association Hall of Fame, having bowled two, 300 games. He
was a Member of the Belleville and Ellisburg fire
departments, also serving as a First Responder and was a
member of the 200 Club.
Mike also served as a Mannsville Village of Trustee
Member for many years.
Mikeís sense of humor carried him through many of
lifeís hardships. He loved playing practical jokes on
family and friends always bringing a smile to those around
him. He was always ready to help and support others. Mike
loved going to NASCAR races and watching his favorite
football team, the New Orleans Saints, and basketball games.
Above all else, Mike enjoyed shooting the breeze with
family, friends and he had his own special relationship with
each one of his thirteen grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice
of Jefferson County, Mike and Krissy Burger and the many
people who supported and contributed to the benefit.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, his five children,
Rachel (Chad) Abbott-Zehr, Whitney Pt., NY; Shawn (Heather)
Abbott, Castorland; Joshua (Kirstin) Abbott, Belleville;
Erin (Justin) Wagschal, Lowville; Jenny (Daniel) Webster,
Macedon, NY; his three step-children, Betsy (Carl) Wood,
Mannsville; Michael Shelmidine, Central Square; Mark (Tammy)
Shelmidine, Boylston; his thirteen grandchildren, Madeline
Zehr, Payton Zehr, Mason Abbott, MacKenzie Abbott, Madison
Abbott, Landyn Abbott, Jason Abbott, Emily Wagschal, Adam
Wagschal, Lauren Wood, Lincoln Wood, Breanna Shelmidine,
Mark Shelmidine II; his mother Suzann,
Belleville; five siblings, Melinda Abbott, Adams Center;
Becky (Dan) Maas,Sandy Creek; Sandy (Ed) Dupee, Swannee, GA;
Babcock) Abbott, Rome; Joseph (Janet) Abbott, Belleville;
and his several nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father Jack who passed in June of
2010, and his grandparents.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson
County and the Belleville, Ellisburg or Mannsville fire departments.
condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.
Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.