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Patricia A. (Harrington) Abbey

1941 - 2021



Patricia A. Abbey, 80 of Valrico, FL formerly of Dryden, NY, ended her 26 year battle with ALS on April 17, 2021.  Born March 20, 1941 in Coudersport, PA, she was the daughter of Henry and Dorothy V. Cook Harrington. 

Patricia worked at Ithacare (now Longview) for 20 years before ALS took her ability to work.

She loved feeding and watching hummingbirds.   She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved everyone. 

In addition to her children, Sandra Abbey of Dryden, NY, Ronald Abbey of Valrico,  FL and Pamela Abbey (William Vent) of Valrico, FL and her daughter-n-law, Krystal Abbey of Dryden, NY;   Patricia is also survived by her partner of 40 years, James Strickland of Dryden, NY;  her sisters, Laura Rouse (Leland) of Little Marsh, PA, Lucille Hoppe (Tom) of Harrison Valley, PA, Evelyn  Kellogg of Wellsville, NY and Kathryn Pankey (James) of Apache Junction, AZ.

Patricia will also be forever be remembered by all her grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, step-mother, Laura Niver Harrington, her son, Edward Abbey and her sister, Henrietta Harrington. 

Per Patricia's wishes there are no services. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to ALS:  Florida Chapter ALS, Patient Support Services Donations,  3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa,  FL 33619. Online condolences at



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Ann Druyan

April 27, 2021 11:21 AM

In memory of Patricia Abbey and in honor of the love and devotion of her daughter,
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Lynne Van De Weert (Elliott)

April 27, 2021 9:01 AM

Sandy, Ronny and Pam please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.  It is one of the hardest deaths you'll ever endure.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.


April 26, 2021 11:49 AM

From her sisters, Our Sister, Patty, was a little lady in stature but a giant when it came to her children, Sandy, Ronny, Pam, and Eddy. She worked hard in her cleaning service for many years, raising them while not knowing she had ALS. As the years went by the pain increased and some of her mobility started giving her trouble. We never heard her complain. She just plodded on, doing what had to be done to raise her children to be the great, hard working adults they are today. She taught them what love was all about and the strength of being there for each other.
A smile comes to our faces as we imagine the scene at the entrance to heaven. Patty, slowly tilting her head up to look back at the angel pushing her, her hands slowly reaching down to set the brakes on the chair, then with a scream of pure joy, jumping up and sprinting through those pearly gates. No pain, no braces, free.
Patty, we will miss you.

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April 22, 2021 3:08 PM
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