May 28, 1919 ~ January 28, 2011
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.