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Official Obituary of: Veronica Abbate 12/19/2020

Veronica Abbate 12/19/2020

Veronica (Costello) Abbate, 77, of North Attleboro, formerly Brooklyn, NY and Marshfield, MA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, MA. She was the beloved wife of Anthony J. Abbate, to whom she was wed on June 18, 1966.

Born in Queens, NY on June 3, 1943, she was a loving daughter of the late Edward and Jennie (Molinari) Costello.

Veronica grew up in Brooklyn, NY and was a graduate of All Saints High School.

She was employed for many years by WATD-FM Radio in Marshfield, MA as the office manager.

In addition to her favorite times, those which were spent with her adoring family, Veronica was extremely active in volunteer service, especially with the American Cancer Society. As a lover of music, she was particularly fond of Oldies – music from the 50’s and 60’s era. She also loved animals, possessing a special place in her heart for dogs.

Besides her beloved husband of 54 years, Anthony, she leaves her devoted children: Michael Abbate of South Deerfield, MA; Laura Joyce and her husband Stephen of Plymouth, MA; and Christopher Abbate of North Attleboro, MA. She also leaves her cherished grandchildren: Cooper Abbate and Mason Abbate of South Deerfield, MA; Olivia Joyce and Delia Joyce of Plymouth, MA; and Joey Abbate and Will Abbate of Plainville, MA. She was the dear sister of Joseph Costello of Brentwood, NY and Edward Costello of North Conway, NH. She was the mother-in-law of Danielle Wheeler of Plainville, MA.

She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Ann Egan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately for family in Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in North Attleboro. Veronica will be interred in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum in North Attleboro.

Visitation has respectfully been omitted.

A Celebration of Life will be held for extended family and friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Veronica’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite #250, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  • Dear Tony,

    I am so sorry to learn of Veronica’s passing.  What a beautiful child of God.  He has called her home to be with Him in His heavenly kingdom.  Veronica now rests in the arms of a loving and merciful Lord, she is in a place that He has specifically prepared for her, a place of eternal peace and comfort.  I will always remember that wonderful smile that beautifully lifted those around her with her warmth and compassion.  I will miss her positive can-do spirit, that wonderful joy for life and the many times she volunteered to make a difference in our community.  She always found ways to help those in need and did so joyfully and graciously.  

    Today a candle burns for Veronica in remembrance of the bright light that she was in my life and it is also a reminder to me that I must be a light to others.  I was so truly honored to have shared part of Veronica’s journey and now I look forward to the time of reunion when we will all be together again in His Kingdom.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless you.

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  1. Dear Tony,

    I am so sorry to learn of Veronica’s passing.  What a beautiful child of God.  He has called her home to be with Him in His heavenly kingdom.  Veronica now rests in the arms of a loving and merciful Lord, she is in a place that He has specifically prepared for her, a place of eternal peace and comfort.  I will always remember that wonderful smile that beautifully lifted those around her with her warmth and compassion.  I will miss her positive can-do spirit, that wonderful joy for life and the many times she volunteered to make a difference in our community.  She always found ways to help those in need and did so joyfully and graciously.  

    Today a candle burns for Veronica in remembrance of the bright light that she was in my life and it is also a reminder to me that I must be a light to others.  I was so truly honored to have shared part of Veronica’s journey and now I look forward to the time of reunion when we will all be together again in His Kingdom.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless you.

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