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ABRAHAM CANDIOTTI - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Abraham Candiotti died at The Arbors in Shelburne on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Abe was born to Turkish immigrants, Kirido and Sultana (Cohen) Candiotti, on May 18, 1918, in New York City. He grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of New York City. He graduated from Jefferson High School and attended City College of N.Y. He married Edith (Friedman), the love of his life, on April 6, 1944; they were married for 69 years. Abe served his country during W.W.II in the military police. His work as an Immigration Officer took him from Washington D.C., Buffalo, Boston, and eventually to Burlington in 1959, where the couple remained. He was very devoted to his work in government service as an Immigration Officer Investigator. Abe's family came first. His best times were spent with them and the many friends the couple met over the years through his work and their connection with Ohavi Zedek Synagogue. Abe and Edith enjoyed many winters as "snow birds" in Florida with family and friends. He enjoyed birding and loved the outdoors. This joyous passion was passed on to his sons. Abe was predeceased by his son, Steven. He is survived by his wife, Edith of South Burlington; son, Ira and his wife, Jackie, of Colchester; grandson, Jesse Carson and his wife, Keira Flynn-Carson, and great-granddaughter, Awyn Flynn-Carson; sisters, Lily Flaster and Sarah Fialkoff, of Florida. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 19, 2013, in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington, with Rabbi Jan Salzman officiating. The family will hold shiva from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, with shiva minion following at 7 p.m. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Abe's memory may be made to the .

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 19, 2013
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