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Former Dobbs Ferry Carpenter, Abate Dies at 73

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - Vitale Abate, formerly of Dobbs Ferry, died March 14 at the age of 73.

He was born in Calitri, Italy to Vincenzo and Filomena Abate. In 1962, Abate came to the United States and settled in Dobbs Ferry. A talented cabinet maker, he was a member of Carpenters Union Local 279.

Abate lived in Dobbs Ferry until 2005, when he moved to Irvington. He was immensely devoted to his daughters and granddaughters.

He is survived by his daughters Renata Abate Papovitch and Sandra Abate Choe and two granddaughters. Abate is also survived by his brother Vito Abate and his sister Rosa Cubelli. He was predeceased by his brother Gaetano and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry. A funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Dobbs Ferry at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, followed by interment at Ferncliff Crematory in Hartsdale.

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