William J. ''Ess'' Abate, WWII
Distinguished Purple Heart
Veteran, beloved husband of the late Angeline M. ''Lee'', nee Rocco; loving father of Donna (Michael) Baio; devoted son of the late Antonio and Angelina Abate; dear brother of Albina (the late Carmen) Alfano, Lee (Ed) Hendrickson, the late Rose (Joe) O'Neill and James (the late Loretta) Abate; fond brother-in-law of Evelyn (the late Patrick) Berkery; cherished Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., from Lawn Funeral Home
, 7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park, to St. Julie Billiart Church. Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Holy Sepulchre. Member of Chicago Ridge V.F.W
. Post #2255, Goldstar American Legion Post #1102 and Sons of Italy. Funeral info: 708-429-3200.