Louise E. Abraham of Fulton died Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Luke Residential Health Services in Oswego.
Born in Scranton, Pa. to the late William and Elizabeth Spohrer, she resided in Fulton most of her life. As the oldest of five girls and as a result of her mother’s illness, she was often called upon at an early age to do the cooking, cleaning and shopping for the family.
She attended church and graduated high school from St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Scranton. In 1941, she met and married George Abraham, also of Scranton.
In the early 1950s, they moved to Fulton and established Fulton TV, which later become Fulton TV & Appliance Inc. She was the bookkeeper and receptionist, a position she would maintain for over 40 years, first with her husband and later with her son Stephen.
In a time before cell phones, she became a licensed amateur radio operator and communicated with other radio operators from around the world.
She was happiest when she was busy and hard work was never a chore to her. She enjoyed reading and the company of her family most of all, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband George Abraham in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane (Jerome) Miller of Tully; three sons, George (Haike) Abraham of St. Petersburg, Fla., Stephen (Teresa) Abraham of Fulton, and Douglas (Gina) Abraham of Matthews, N.C.; a sister, Ruth Marhevka of Millington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Adnah Cemetery Association, 706 East Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069.