Charles Edward Abbott

September 16, 1933 - June 29, 2023

09/16/1933 - 06/29/2023

Charles (Chuck) Edward Abbott, 89, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away the morning of Thursday, June 29, 2023 at the Rehabilitation unit of Westminster-Canterbury Senior Living Center on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

Chuck was born in Ipswich, MA in 1933, and is predeceased by his younger siblings, Brian and Sandra, his daughter Nancy, and his grandson Charlie. He graduated from high school where he played football, baseball, and was captain of the basketball team.  Soon after graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. MGySgt Abbott retired after 30 years of successful service.

Early in his career, he met the love of his life, Katherine (“Boots”) Land.  She was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and Chuck was stationed at Little Creek Amphibious Base nearby.  They raised 6 children:  Jimmy, Charlie, Annie, Debbie, Susan and Nancy, as they moved from deployment to deployment. Chuck lost “Boots” after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s in 2010.

But, Chuck, the Vietnam veteran, continued on – always sociable he made new  friends and established warm relationships.  He continued to relish his love of sports, especially “the Skins”, Boston teams and Notre Dame. 

He leaves behind his oldest son Jimmy and wife Fran, his son Charlie and wife Rosa, his daughters, Annie and husband Daniel, Debbie and husband Max, and Susan and husband Timothy.  He also lives behind 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A private burial will be held in Ipswich, Massachusetts .

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Christina Gaffrey
12 hours ago

Mr. Abbott was a joy to know and his bright spirit will be genuinely missed by all of us here at Mill Dam Dental Care. Peace be with his family.

John Maynard
1 day ago

Chuck with my daughter Beth

John Maynard
2 days ago

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Chuck’s family. He was a great neighbor and great friend of the Maynard family for over 25 years. Chuck was always happy to help others and concerned for their welfare. My wife Karen, son Sean, and daughters Beth and Kristi and I will miss Chuck and know his place is now in heaven with his beloved Boots. Fair well and following sea Chuck!

2 months ago

So sorry for your families loss.

BETty Brusca
2 months ago

I was so sad to learn of Chuck’s death. I will miss hearing his voice on the phone. Chuck was my special friend and support for over 13 years. Each time we talked, we made plans to visit. Even at the end, we were still making those plans. Chuck loved everybody! He never met a stranger. His memory lives on in my heart.

Kimberley Banks
2 months ago

May all of you find peace and comfort in wonderful memories and the love he had for life. Wayne and I send our strength and prayers to all of you.

Frank and Janet Mangan
2 months ago

Our condolences to the family Rest In Peace Chuck

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Charles Edward Abbott, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Charles Edward Abbott, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †