The pavilion at Myrtleford's home ground of McNamara Reserve was named after him in 1974. He was the club's first life member and served 20 years as president. Ablett also served as a councillor and president with the Shire of Myrtleford.
Ablett was the uncle of mercurial VFL/AFL footballer Gary Ablett, Sr. and helped recruit him to the Saints for one season in 1983. He was the first member of the famous Ablett family to win a premiership.
An asterisk denotes that the family member was never VFL/AFL-listed. Non-VFL/AFL-listed family members were not included in the family tree unless they were necessary to provide a connection between family members.
Michael is disconnected because, while it is confirmed he is part of the family, it is unknown how he is related to the family members.
When the family member's surname is not stated, their surname is Ablett.