ABATE, Joseph Anthony Jr. 74, of New Port Richey, died Aug. 23, 2012. Originally from Staten Island, NY, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a retired NY City Firefighter. Survived by daughters, Michila (Laurence) Gavin and JoAnn Weber; sister, Mary Anne Abate; cousin, Robert Marrone; his grandchildren, Christina (Daniel) Fargason, Thomas (Wendy) Gavin; and his great-grandson, Grayson Gavin. Preceded in death by wife of 47 years, Michila. Visitation Sunday, Dobies FH-Congress Chapel from 2-6 pm. Funeral service Monday at Dobies Funeral Home.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 26, 2012