On Friday August 18, 2023, our family lost our beautiful son Abel Lee Nadolski.
He was born in Morgan City, Louisiana on September 1, 1978, and moved to NH when he was seven. He loved NH and loved visiting his family in Louisiana and fishing in the bayous. He had too many friends to count - his sports buddies, work buddies, party buddies, and fishing buddies. He loved people and he had compassion for everyone. His biggest accomplishments were his five children Abel Lee, Jr., Jacob Dylan, Jaden Paul, Arianna Rose, and his last-born prize, Rylan James. He loved them all dearly.
He leaves behind his parents Gwen Ahrent and Jeff Ahrent Sr; his siblings Tess Elizabeth Ahrent and Jeffrey Paul Ahrent II; his nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and his grandmother Joan Elizabeth Ahrent.
I want to share some of what Abel was like. I can’t write all of it, and for this I am sorry, but just know he loved you all. He was an early bird, always the first at the family gatherings by at least two hours always full of excitement and was ready to roll.
His favorite get togethers were Thanksgiving and Christmas. His passion for life was great and he laughed a lot and had us all laughing with him. He was so cool and funny you couldn’t keep him down. He always saw the bright side of life, nobody laughed like Abe. It was beautiful to hear, but he wasn’t afraid to show his emotional side when he needed to. He knew his tears were from Heaven. He fished every opportunity and never turned down a chance to go. He was a simple man loved his music and played it loud just like his mom (Haha) and either sang it or whistled it. When he hugged you, it would almost hurt you, but you could feel his love and passion; it was so special.
Abel, Tess, and Jeff were a team, and we are thankful for those enormous gifts. As they grew up, they were still best friends and loved each other unconditionally. Jeffrey was so proud of the man Abel had become and admired his big brother who was his best fishing buddy. Throughout the years they always had each other’s back; that was written in stone. His little sister Tess meant the world to him; she was his angel, and he would always introduce her as his beautiful sister and was very protective of her. She would like it to be known he was her joy and knew he was heaven sent. She knows he’s in heaven now and will forever be his guardian angel. She will cherish his memories forever. His father, Jeffrey and brother Jeffrey always worked hard together, and they played hard together going on hunting and fishing trips to Winnipesaukee, Lake Ontario, and the Ocean. They can hold onto those memories forever.
He loved his children and to him they were all beautiful gifts; I know he’ll be watching over all of them and us. My sister is here with us, I am so grateful to her, we both laughed at one of her memories when she dressed up as a witch for Halloween and Abel answered the door, he was so scared she thought he would pass out. They always laughed about that. A’marie remembers when he took her roller skating, and she couldn’t skate as she constantly fell. They all laughed about it all night.
Abel’s fiancée Maria Baker is one of the best experiences of Abel’s life was with him that evening fishing when the canoe capsized, they both fought to save each other but it was Abel’s time to pass, and God brought him home. I will forever be grateful that she found the strength to pull him to shore and make it to the landing with him. We all knew that gave her the strength of a thousand angels to accomplish this. When his father and brother arrived and held him and prayed over him, they were amazed at how the Lord allowed them to see the beauty of their son and brother, they knew that God was with him and them I am thankful for their strength and courage and love for him to have held Abel in the midst of all that chaos. I as Abel’s mother thank God for the honor and privilege to have my baby given to me by God and now, I return him back to God. Thank you to everyone for all the prayers, the food and comfort we have received. God has heard you all.
Maria wants to share Abel’s saying: It’s the small things in life that matter the most! They brought out the best in each other, she will forever be grateful for the special blessing they shared together. her children will be grateful for Abel showing them how important family is and he valued them all. Maria leaves with this quote: I love you Abel and I will forever be yours! Oh, one more thing Abe. Remember Jesus loved the fishermen, and you are one. I’m sorry I have to let you go; wish you didn’t have too; I know God was there to take you home and we will be ok. Love you Abel you will live on in all our hearts, thank you for making our lives better until we all hug again son may your eternal life in heaven be everything you ever desired.
Love Mom, Dad, and your entire family.
A memorial gathering will take place on Wednesday, August 30th at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester from 5 t o7 PM with a memorial service to follow in the funeral home at 7 PM. To view an online tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit https://www.phaneuf.net