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Rosemary A. Abbate

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On July 8, 2009 @ 12:27 pm In Obituary | 4 Comments

Rosemary

ALBANY – Rosemary A. Abbate, 78, of Latham, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Mrs. Abbate was born in Albany, and lived here most of her life. She was a graduate of the Cathedral Academy and the Albany Business College, and was employed for many years by the Federal Government, retiring from the Watervliet Arsenal. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a constant spectator and supporter at many basketball and baseball games, dance recitals, and cheerleading competitions.
Mrs. Abbate is survived by her husband Charles A. Abbate; her daughters Brenda Scovello Pinckney of Albany, and Janice A. Goca (Timothy Dyer) of Niskayuna; her grandchildren Stephanie Stiles (Roy) of Guilderland, Jacqueline Scovello of Albany, and Lauren and Conor Goca of Niskayuna; and by her great grandchildren Andrew, Matthew and Isabella Stiles. She was predeceased by her son in law Bert Pinckney.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Memory’s Garden, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter, 5 Computer Drive West, Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, obtain a prayer card or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit http://www.HansFuneralHome.com

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Condolence from Cynthia Lancto on July 9th, 2009 5:20 am

Janice and family – My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in remembering the wonderful years you had with her and the memories you’ve made. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. God bless.

Warmly,

Cynthia Lancto

Condolence from Marilyn and Jim Bonneau on July 9th, 2009 12:11 pm

Brenda and Janice. Jim and I were so saddened to hear that Rosemary had passed. As I told you on the phone our plans for this summer were to visit the falls and stop and spend some time with your mom. Life is so short and I guess we should plan to visit more often. We were great friends and did so much together in North Carolina. She baby sat my kids and I baby sat Brenda. Those will be the days that I will remember the most as I think of her. She was a wonderful woman and Jim and I loved her so very much. We will be unable to attend Saturday but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Lauren on July 9th, 2009 7:54 pm

Dear Grandma,
Thank you for being such a positive influence and big part of my life. You were like a second mother to me always taking the time to listen whether about something important like college or just the gossip of the day from school. I am glad you were able to see me graduate from high school because i know how much it meant to you. Thank you for supporting me in cheerleading and dance both emotionally and physically at my games and competitions. I will miss you more than you know (although you probably do know) especially just being able to talk. I know i can still talk to you every night because your listening from heaven and i will i promise. Rest in peace grandma rosie, I love you.

Love your” sweet girl” and “princess”
Lauren

Condolence from Grace Colfels on July 10th, 2009 1:51 pm

Dear Janice and Brenda, and all your children. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your dear Mother. She was such a good mother and friend to all of you. I know she will be sorely missed. I shall remember her in my prayers. Love to all of you. Aunt Grace

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