Rosario 'Ross' Abate, 91, beloved husband of Anna Thomas Abate of 62 years, passed away January 28, 2011. Loving father of Ron J. 'Linda' Abate of Celebration, FL, Joseph 'Nancy' Abate of Hialeah Gardens, FL, and Ric A. 'Jan' Abate of Branford, brother of Mary Niglio of Hamden and Elsie Carboni of Branford, loving grandfather of Matthew, Jayson, Adam, Alicia, Justin, Lisa, & Amy and great-grandfather of Eric & Ryan. Ross and Anna lived in Guilford for over 20 years before moving to North Haven in 2006. He was employed as a foreman in the tool & die room at Sargent Co. of New Haven for 39 years before retiring in 1991. Ross was a member and Past Master of the Olive Branch Lodge # 84 A.F. & A.M. and enjoyed playing the violin, camping and tinkering. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Mon. Jan. 31, from 4-7 p.m.. A Masonic service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. followed by a prayer service of remembrance. Interment in All Saints Cemetery will be Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.

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  1. Uncle Ross was in every sense of the word a .Renaissance. man. His knowledge of facts, how things worked and his abilities are very much a rarity in today’s world. He served his country proudly in WWII, was a dedicated employee, loyal husband, devoted father, supportive brother, loving grandfather, great grandfather and uncle, compassionate neighbor, accomplished musician and hunble servant to Gods word and works. We will miss his charisma, great smile, positive outlook on life and comforting words, however the legacy he leaves behind we will take with us forever. For all the things he has given us over his 91 years, the memories are what we can hold onto and will cherish forever. We will miss you Uncle Ross. Love Anthony, Cathy, Mia, Ava, Michael and Bailey.

  2. With deepest sympathy and friendship on the passing of a thoughtful, caring and loving husband, father and grandfather.

  3. Anna and family, my prayers go out for your loss, please remember what 2nd Corinthians tells us in Chapter 5 verse 8, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. God Bless

  4. Dad,I’m never alone, you’re with me where ever I go, I carry you my pocket, it’s called my HEART!I’m really missing you, but you’re in a great place! HEAVEN! And I know your playing the violin,music in heaven must be awesome!Enjoy Dad, and one day we’ll be together again! rest in peace! I love you aleays and for ever!

  5. dear .dad.even though i only knew you via phone my love for you grew to such a love for a dad and i was looking forward to seeing you in march. but you and god had other plans and I saw you in january in a different way. but I know that you are in no pain and not suffering now and in a better place ands I know I will see you again. Joey and I miss you immensly but our memories of you will lasxt forever. rest in peace dad. love your future daughter in law nancy

  6. Dear Abate’s Family, It seems impossible to speak of consolation in the face of such bitter loss. I hope you can find comfort in these words. He (God) will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for God himself has spoken it. (Isaiah 25:8)

  7. Dear Abate’s Family, It seems impossible to speak of consolation in the face of such bitter loss. I hope you can find comfort in these words. He (God) will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for God himself has spoken it. (Isaiah 25:8)

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