Vincent Joseph Abbati, 74, of Hamden, husband of 55 years to Catherine Genaro Abbati, passed away on March 30, 2009 after a short illness. He was born in Bridgeport on October 24, 1943 to the late Anthony and Rose Pellagrino Abbati. Vincent is survived by his three daughters, Patty Abbati of Middletown, Debra Abbati of Hamden, Paula Abbati and her fiance Fred Baker of Ansonia, and his son Vincent Abbati Jr., and his wife Sandy of Summerville, SC. Grandchildren, Stephanie Abbati of Branford, Nichole Abbati of Middletown, Ricardo Camacho of Hamden, Brendan Jones of Middletown, and great-granddaughter, Mychela Jones of Middletown. Brother Prisco Abbati of Bridgeport and a sister Irene Harrison of Florida. Predeceased by nine siblings. He also leaves his dear friends, Richie and Andrea Sperry, John and Rachael Laufer, and Louie Faiella. Vincent grew up in Bridgeport and lived his whole life there until moving to Hamden five years ago. He became a baker at the young age of 16 until his retirement in 1995. Besides spending time with his family, Vincent loved food. He had a passion for good food, especially sweets. His family would like to thank the Nurses and Doctors at St. Vincent's Hospital in the SICU Department for all their kind and comforting support. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Hamden at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Vincent's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Dad, My heart broke the day you left us.I know your with the Angels.I will miss and love you the rest of my life.Thank you for the honor of calling you my dad.My life will never be the same …..Paula(chief)

  2. Dan and I would like to share our condolences. While we didn’t have the honor and pleasure of knowing Vincent, we know Stephanie and love her very much. Your family are in our hearts and prayers. Sincerely, Jennifer and Daniel Caron and Family

  3. Dear Catherine: My good friend is gone and I will miss him. We had many good times through the years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Love, Louie & Hazel

  4. Dear Deb, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you cope during this difficult time. I can see you have your father’s smile and I suspect you inherited your kindness from him as well. Please know you have my sympathies. Sincerely, Karen Bellemare

  5. Dear Deb: My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Please take comfort in the love and support of your family and friends. Love Dava

  6. Dear Debbie, Words can’t express how I feel about your loss. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heilyn Gandia CHNCT

  7. Dear Debbie, Words can’t express how I feel about your lost. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heilyn Gandia CHNCT

  8. Dear Patti, I’m sorry about your Dad. He seemed like a nice man. Perilla said that he worked at Wonder bread since he was 16! Wow, He was a hard worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Tina

  9. Deb and family I am so sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories you have with him, get you through this difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Deb and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I know what a difficult time this is for all of you.

  11. Deb- May your heart and soul find peace, strength and comfort to celebrate your Dad’s successes in life, the end of suffering and the hope of Heaven. Prayers and Blessings for you and your family. Nancy Vidal CHNCT

  12. Deb, My heart goes out to you and your family. Your dad will surely be missed. I offer my deepest sympathies for your loss. Karen Carbone

  13. Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that no matter what I say, it will not take the pain away right this moment. But I do know that Jesus is with you and he will help you get through this. It’s the miracle of Love that helps heal the pain. I’ve been there. Love you

  14. I’m gonna miss you alot Vinny,it will not be the same without you. Paula and I will always Love and miss you Big Guy!!

  15. I’m so glad for the last 10 years of having the pleasure to consider you my grandpa, I love you more than words can express and I’m sooo sad to see you go, but I know you’re in a better place now with all the sweets in the world!! I love you grandpa Vinny and grandma Catherine! To the Abbati family, Im so sorry for your loss, I love you all very much! Love always and forever Bridjette, Jordan, and George Ott

  16. Patti, My prayers are with you and your family. I feel as if I knew your dad with the many stories you have told he will be missed very much. Love, Perilla

  17. Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts… Please let me know if you need anything. I know how important he was to many.

  18. To Deb and Family, my deepest sympathy with you all. May GOD bless you and give you the strength and wisdom needed to get through these difficult times. Love Ya Bruni

  19. To my Aunt and my Cousins, Uncle Vinny was one of a kind. He was at my home many times for Tina’s Birthday and we have memories to remember from it. He will always be in my heart and mind and I know that God has welcomed him home. Good bye for now until we meet again.

  20. To my sisters Family, Vinny will be missed. We have been friends for so many years. It is a big loss.

  21. Vinnie was such a dear friend of our family and especially a best friend to my father, Louie. We will always remember the fun family vacations we went on together. WAGONS HO!! Our prayers and sympathy to Catherine, Patsy, Patricia, Debbie, & Paula. Love, Mary Lou, Gary and Briana

  22. Vinny and Cathy were our first neighbors when we move to Connecticut from N.Y. They were very welcoming and remained our friends even when they moved to Hamden. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Vinny. The family will be in my prayers.

  23. With our deepest love and caring to you and your family. Love Carman, Joyce and Richie

  24. Dad, I miss you so much. I hope your happy in heaven with all your friends. I love you very much. Your are the best dad in the world.

  25. Paula, I know this is late, but I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about the passing of your father. Sincerely, Diane Slosser

  26. Dad, My heart broke the day you left us.I know your with the Angels.I will miss and love you the rest of my life.Thank you for the honor of calling you my dad.My life will never be the same …..Paula(chief)

  27. Dear Deb, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you cope during this difficult time. I can see you have your father’s smile and I suspect you inherited your kindness from him as well. Please know you have my sympathies. Sincerely, Karen Bellemare

  28. Dear Deb: My thoughts and prayers are with you now. Please take comfort in the love and support of your family and friends. Love Dava

  29. Dear Debbie, Words can’t express how I feel about your loss. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heilyn Gandia CHNCT

  30. Dear Debbie, Words can’t express how I feel about your lost. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Heilyn Gandia CHNCT

  31. Dear Patti, I’m sorry about your Dad. He seemed like a nice man. Perilla said that he worked at Wonder bread since he was 16! Wow, He was a hard worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Tina

  32. Deb and family I am so sorry for your loss. May the many happy memories you have with him, get you through this difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  33. Deb, My heart goes out to you and your family. Your dad will surely be missed. I offer my deepest sympathies for your loss. Karen Carbone

  34. Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that no matter what I say, it will not take the pain away right this moment. But I do know that Jesus is with you and he will help you get through this. It’s the miracle of Love that helps heal the pain. I’ve been there. Love you

  35. I’m gonna miss you alot Vinny,it will not be the same without you. Paula and I will always Love and miss you Big Guy!!

  36. Patti, My prayers are with you and your family. I feel as if I knew your dad with the many stories you have told he will be missed very much. Love, Perilla

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