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On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, a light in the darkness faded out of existence.


Cathryn “Cathy” Grace Abbott-Sheldon passed away at 4:43 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Hospital after an ongoing battle with cancer.


Cathryn was born on Thursday, May 10th, 1962 at Tampa General Hospital. She met her husband, Robert Timothy Abbott, in Tampa when they were teenagers. Cathryn leaves behind four strong children; Jacob Lee Abbott, Jillianne Grace Abbott, James David Abbott and Robert Timothy Abbott II; along with her mother, Julia Grace Haverty and her siblings; Charles David II, Julia Richardson, Matthew Haverty and Samantha Grace Wiemer.


Many who knew Cathy found her bubbly personality charming and endearing. They also knew that she was a woman who loved to laugh. Despite her forthcomings in life, she was loved and cherished by her family and friends. Cathryn’s favorite past times were drinking her cream with a little bit of coffee and smoking the heavenly grass. Cathy was a strong woman who had an impact on all of those around her, whether as a friend, a shoulder to cry on, a mother or a counselor.


Her bright and sweet personality brightened the days of other’s when she was around them, as she always had a way of making things better.


Her Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 8th, 2020 from

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay, 110 N. MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33609.


Friends and family are welcome to attend.

1 Comment

  • Rebecca Landry Hill
    Posted March 15, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    I am a childhood friend of Cathy. We lost touch with each other over 25 years ago through moves and life changes but I have often thought of her and tried looking her up several times. Until now, after doing a search on her name, I see this beautiful picture of my old friend. But with a heavy heart, I see that It’s a little too late. I will continue to miss my dear friend Cathy remembering many fond childhood memories of our friendship.

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