PERU — Abigail Leigh Martin, 23, of 4 Bouchard Drive, Peru, died Saturday, June 19, 2003, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt., surrounded by her loving family and friends. She courageously endured a brave five-year battle with brain cancer. Abby endured multiple surgeries, radiation treatment and numerous chemotherapy protocols. In the midst of all these challenges, she pursued her goal of continuing to play hockey with the Plattsburgh Youth Hockey Organization.
Abby was born April 17, 1981 at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan, beloved daughter of Maureen (Farrell) Martin, sister of Matthew and Claire Martin and cherished aunt of 4-year-old Austin. Precious niece of Patricia and Dennis Ryan of Massena, Michelle and Ed Cummings of Batavia, Julie and Forest Shick of Rochester, Bridget Farrell of Houston, Texas, Matthew and Holly Farrell of Massena, and Angela Eseltine of Louisville and adored fairy godmother, Shell. Many devoted cousins also survive her. Abigail is predeceased by her maternal grandparents James and Claire Farrell of Massena and cherished cousin Christopher Douglas Eseltine, and cherished Uncle Stephen Eseltine.
Graduating from Peru High School in the year 2000, Abby went on to complete her associate