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Denis M. Abbate
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Abbate, Denis M., 61, a resident of North Smithfield since 1979, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Hazard) Abbate.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Claire (Fleurant) Abbate and the late Rocco S. Abbate.
He was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, a science teacher for 12 years at the Woonsocket Jr. and Sr. High Schools and the head football coach at Woonsocket H.S. He was a proud graduate of URI earning his B.S and M.S. degrees and was a brother of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity. He was a pharmaceutical represenative for Astra-Zeneca where he earned several Circle of Excellence awards. He loved boating in Narragansett Bay and was a member of Point Judith Yacht Club. Denis loved working around his homes in North Smithfield and Narragansett and was an avid Patriots fan. Denis cherished nothing more than to be with his wife and children.
Besides his loving wife, he was the proud father of Christopher M. Abbate of Wakefield, Ashley Macksoud and her husband Rick of Lincoln and Elizabeth A. Abbate of N. Smithfield. Brother of John Abbate of Burrillville and Rocco Abbate of Cumberland; also survived by 12 nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:30am from the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Slatersville at 10am. Visitation Tuesday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to URI Foundation Memorial Gift, in Honor of Denis M. Abbate '72, 72 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881, or Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904, or a charity of your choice will be appreciated.
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