Joseph R. Abbott passed away on January 26, 2017 surrounded by his family.

He was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Edward and Edith Abbott. Joe graduated from Conrad High School and was an Air Force veteran. He began his career at Electric Hose & Rubber and then went on to work at the DuPont Company and retired from Dade Bearing. Joe was a member and officer of Newark Homing Pigeon Club.

He was preceded by his wife Mary Abbott and his brother Thomas Abbott. Joe is survived by his step-son, Lee Vincent and his wife Diane, his granddaughters, Kimberly and Julie Vincent, his step-grandsons Jeffrey and Mark Boyle (Bernadette), his brothers, Edward Abbott (Kathy) and John Abbott (Suzanne) and 3 step-great-grandsons, numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 10:30-11:30 at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 where a service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice 220 Continental Dr. Suite 407, Newark, DE 19713 or Faithful Friends, 12-A Germay Drive, Wilm., DE 19804.