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Geraldine Green Abelow, 88, Former Longtime Westport Resident

Geraldine Green Abelow
Geraldine Green Abelow Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

EXETER, N.H. - Geraldine Green Abelow of Exeter, a former longtime Westport resident, died June 10. She was 88.

Abelow was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Oak Park, Ill., she was a resident of Westport from 1954 to 2008. She graduated from Averett University in Danville, Va., in 1944, moved to New York City, joined the CBS art department and worked alongside the artist Ben Shahn. There she met her husband, CBS writer and producer and later Grey Advertising executive, Samuel I. Abelow.  They were happily married until his death in 1981.

She is survived by her sister, Kathryn Arnold and her husband of Boulder, Colo., and her children; Kathryn Ruoff and her husband of Chichester, N.H., David Abelow and his wife of Westport, and her five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A private memorial will be held in Westport later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Save the Sound: www.ctenvironment.org/save-the-sound/ .

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