Mount Baker Nurse Practitioners Association

In Memory - Marge Abbess

Posted 7 days ago

Obituary for Margaret M. Abbess

Margaret M. “Marge” Abbess, age 74, passed away peacefully at home in Bellingham on Friday, July 17, 2020. She was born February 16, 1946 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to John and Margaret Monko. Margaret worked as a registered nurse, graduated from University of Redlands with a degree in nursing, and later worked as a nurse practitioner in women’s and family health. She married Russell Abbess on November 21, 1970 in California. They have enjoyed living in Bellingham since 1989. She was a proud and founding member of the Red Hat Society here in Bellingham. Margaret and Russ are members of Church of the Assumption. She was preceded in death by parents, and her brother John and George Monko. Margaret is survived by her husband Russell, sons Russell A. Abbess III (wife Evelyn) and Phillip J. Abbess (Michelle) and their daughter Sophia. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Church of the Assumption on Thursday, July 30 at 10:30 AM.
Marge retired as an ARNP in 2013. She was an active member of MBNPA from the early organizational days 2008. She will be missed by many of us who knew her and appreciated her gentle nature.

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