Angela M. Ennis
- Born: 3 Nov 1925, Merasheen Island, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
- Marriage (1): William "Bill" Abbott
- Died: 1 Nov 2015 at age 89
ABBOTT, Angela - Merasheen has lost one of its matriarchs with the passing of Angela M. (Ennis) Abbott who died peacefully at home on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in the presence of her family in her 90th year. Angela is predeceased by her husband, William A., in 2003, infant grandsons, Nicholas and Patrick, sister Jean Pomroy (children, Linda, Sheila and Billy), sisters-in-law, Martha (Pomroy) Ennis (son Jerome), Doris (Collins) Ennis and Gladys (Abbott) Angel (husbands Tom Bailey and Tom Angel), brothers-in-law Leo Pomroy, Jack (Kay) Abbott, Frank (Kay) Abbott and Len (Rita) Abbott. Leaving to mourn is her large and extended family - sons Bill (son Daniel and mother Fran Abbott), Donald, John (Colleen Hanrahan), Denis (Monica Fuijkschott and sons Jesse and Cody) and David (Sherri); her daughters Carol Ann (Marcel Lepore and daughters Andrea (Tim Liboiron) and Melissa), Marian (son Stephen Cosgrove and his daughters Alison and Madison, and friend John Symonds), Ann Marie (Ken Hann and children Jessica and Dennis), Judy (Roger Seward and children Max and Mark) Evan and Senna Hollihan (father Rick Hollihan) and Regina (son Aaron and father Dave Walker); granddaughter Stephanie Rondeau; brother Captain Patrick Ennis (Sarah Murphy); dear cousins James Houlihan (Kay) and Patricia Burke and devoted niece Marjorie Pittman; and all her many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends of the Ennis, Houlihan, Pomroy and Abbott families. Angela was born on Merasheen Island on November 3, 1925 to Jack and Bride (Houlihan) Ennis. At age 14 she attended Littledale, and then Memorial College for teacher training. She began her teaching career in Paradise, P.B., followed by Oderin, P.B. where she met her husband Bill. She then taught in Merasheen, at Our Lady of Mercy School in St. John's as the first lay teacher, and finally St. Patrick's Hall. In the mid-1950's Angela took on the task of working with her husband in their grocery business on Livingstone Street. In 1966 she started a new career at Memorial University's main library where she worked until her retirement in 1991. In 1987, Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was awarded the university's gold medal for her studies in Latin Classics. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzle player, gardener, and homemaker. In her later years she loved to travel. Angela was passionate for Newfoundland-Irish music and dancing. Always the belle of the ball, her presence at future Placentia Bay times will be missed. Above all, Angela exuded love and caring for her family and friends and was a life-long learner. Angela will be resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Tuesday from 2-9 pm. Her Funeral Mass will take place at Mary Queen of Peace Church on Torbay Road on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Burial will be at a later date. Flowers gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association-NL, Merasheen Memorials projects c/o Patrick Ennis, or to another charity of one's choice.
Angela married William "Bill" Abbott, son of William Abbott and Lillian. (William "Bill" Abbott was born in 1920 in Oderin, Newfoundland, died on 9 Apr 2003 and was buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.)