Abbadessa, Michael Charles
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49, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on April 1, 2011. Michael Abbadessa was born on Oct. 31, 1961 in New Haven Ct. He graduated from A.S.U. and then owned and operated a successful Italian restaurant. In 1995, he chose to serve his country by joining the U.S. Navy. He was a Hospital Corpsman and then became an Advanced X-Ray Technician. In 2007 Michael served at the Office of Attending Physician U.S. Congress until 2010. During Michael's distinguished Naval career, he was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Achievement Medal (3 awards), Good conduct medal (5 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (3 awards), Expert Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Medal and numerous Letters of Commendation. Michael was not only a Distinguished Seaman he was a beloved Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend. He had a "Heart of Gold" and will be missed beyond words. Mike, we Love you and will always cherish the time we had with you. Michael Abbadessa is survived by wife Bich-Thuy, daughter Allison, mother Virginia, and father Charles, sister Charlotte, brothers: Phillip, Charles, and Joseph, and 6 nieces and 4 nephews. Viewing: Monday, April 11, 2011 at 6:00 PM at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa. Mass: 10 AM at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 440 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, Az, 85234. Burial: 12:30 PM National Memorial Cemetery of Az 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phx., Az, 85016 (#602-546-1000).
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 10, 2011