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Obituaries » GREG K. ABNER

ABNER, GREG KENT, 67, of Middlesex, passed away comfortably at Fletcher Allen Health Care, following a long battle with COPD and most recently a long battle with throat cancer. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones. Greg was born in Glendale Calif., the son of the late Alan K. and Dorothy E. (Carroll) Abner, and his stepparents the late Al and Joyce Longe. On January 21, 1967 he married the former Aloma Benoit, the love of his life and soulmate. After 11 years of marriage they were blessed with the birth of their miracle, Tiana Abner, on March 10, 1979. Greg attended schools in Glendale Calif. and Reno Nev., and graduated from Waterbury High School in 1965. Greg was a “jack of all trades” who was talented in so many ways; a photographer in Nevada and was owner of Able Construction. Greg also made handcrafted outdoor furniture and had many years of creative woodworking in his shop. Greg built his family a beautiful home in Middlesex where they have since resided. Greg enjoyed taking long rides, camping, boating with his family, exploring Vermont and spending time with his family just doing anything. He loved being a father and grandfather, which was his joy. One of Greg’s greatest loves in life was music, from a young man playing drums to playing washtub bass. He loved music and it was always a part of our life. Greg is survived and mourned by his wife of 48 years, Aloma Abner of Middlesex; a daughter, Tiana Abner of Waterbury; one grandson; a brother and sister, Michael Longe and Jan McCarron; Alan’s surviving wife Donna Abner; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.  Greg was a devoted husband, and father, and grandfather. He was a wonderful man, and he is missed.

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