Abigail Grace McCauley
Joshua and Christina McCauley regret to announce the sudden passing of their beloved daughter, Abigail Grace McCauley, 17, who died on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Abigail was born on April 18th, 2005 in Hagerstown. She attended Rockland Woods Elementary School, Boonsboro Middle School, and Boonsboro High School before attending and ultimately graduating from the Washington County Technical High School in June of 2022. At the time of her passing, Abigail was a full-time student at Hagerstown Community College where she was pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, and was also a barista at the JPMino Coffee Shops in Hagerstown.
Abigail is survived by her parents, as well as her big brother, Alexander McCauley, her little sister, Amelia McCauley, her grandmothers, Denise McCauley and Rhonda Munson, her grandfather, Michael McCauley, and her great-grandmother, Debbie McCauley. She is also survived by her Aunt Sue, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Billy, and Uncle Lee, as well as cousins, Alexis, Elizabeth, Alanna, and Wyatt, all of whom were such an important part of her life. In addition, she is survived by a host of extended family, too numerous to name, but all of which made an important and lasting impact on her life. Finally, she is survived by Lochlan Joyce, Summer Righter, and Brooke Bickers, whom she loved deeply and from whom she received so much love and enjoyment.
The night Abby came into this world she arrived fast and on her terms, nearly being delivered on the way to the hospital. She was beautiful and loving right from the start and for years was often found in the arms of her parents who had no desire to ever let her go. Throughout her short life, our sweet Abby Grace always felt emotions so, so strongly. She knew the highest highs of happiness and loved as deeply as one person could love another. Unfortunately, at times, she also felt sorrow just as powerfully. She lived with and persevered through several chronic physical conditions and will always be a symbol of immense strength for our family. Abby will be remembered as the most loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, girlfriend, and best friend that we could have ever hoped for.
A visitation will be held on the evening of Tuesday, December 13th, at The Ballroom at Schindel Rohrer located at 28 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, above the 28 South Restaurant. All are welcome to stop by between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:30 p.m. to visit with family and friends and pay respects to Abby. The funeral services will be held privately.
Throughout her life, Abby was fortunate enough to receive yearly scholarships from the Smithsburg Lion’s Club to attend Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, Maryland. Lions Camp Merrick is a summer camp for children with Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes and a place where Abby made wonderful memories and cherished friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Lions Camp Merrick so they may continue their work providing children with Type 1 diabetes with this wonderful experience.