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MILLBOOK - Ivan "Charlie" Abrams born in Miami, FL to Charles and Adaleina Abrams on May 1, 1918, passed away on April 8, 2014 at Geer Nursing Home in Canaan, CT.
Charlie married Carmella "Cary" Dorothea Dicicco on September 17, 1944. They shared 49 years of marriage when Cary died in 1988. Charlie was also predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, and by his middle child Joseph who died in 1965 at the age of 15.
Charlie worked for General Motors in Tarrytown until 1983. After his retirement, his love of "the movies" allowed him to work at the Poughkeepsie Galleria as a movie usher. Charlie loved to fix things, socialize, dance, go to the movies, garden and most importantly bring a smile to all he met with a good joke.
Charlie has two surviving children, Nicholas Abrams and Marlene Weber Garnot; daughter-in-law, Jude Abrams; granddaughter, Kara Mahoney married to Brian Mahoney of East Greenbush and their children, Nora and Nicholas; granddaughter, Lauren Nagel married to Joshua Nagel of Greene, Rhode Island; son-in-law, Mark Garnot; and three grandsons, Maxwell, Mason and Marcus who live in Millbrook.
Charlie's motto in life has been to live, laugh and dance whenever possible.
Calling hours will be from 5-8pm on Thursday, April 10 at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction on Friday at 10:30am followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the
(alz.org/hudsonvalley). For driving directions, online condolences or memorial donations, please visit Charlie's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
895 Route 82 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2014