Park School student dies


Abigail Grace Spellman, 16, of Evanston, died on Saturday, Feb. 8.

A daughter of Michael and Kathy Spellman, Abigail was a loved, well known and easily recognizable young girl throughout the community, with her trademark hat, stroller and in later years, oxygen tank.

Abigail could often be found around town at musical venues, the library, Northwestern sporting events, or when in doubt, any park with a swing!

Visitation hours will be 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at St. Mary’s Church, 1012 Lake St.

Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Private Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery in Northbrook.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her sister Madeline Spellman and grandparents Patricia and Raymond Liberatore. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lurie Children’s Hospital Foundation, c/o Abigail Spellman Tribute Fund, Department 4589, Carol Stream, IL 60122 or online or to Park School, 828 Main St. in Evanston.

Source: Donnellan Funeral Home

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