ABELE, FRIEDA Frieda Bourgun Abele, 87 of Madison, passed away July 4, 2011. She was born June 12, 1924 in the Bronx to Fred Bourgun and Frieda Dreher Bourgun. She is preceded in death by parents and brother, William who was killed by a drunk driver in 1988. Frieda graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and then was employed by Insurance Co. of North America and later American Arbitration Assoc. both in NYC. After retirement Frieda and her husband George moved to CT in 1982. She was an active volunteer in the Saybrook Convalescent Hospital for over 12 years, the Crocheting Lap Robes for Saybrook Convalescent Hospital, The Elks National Home and the Ronald McDonald House 300. Frieda is survived by husband of 65 years, George Abele of Madison and son, George Abele of Old Saybrook and his companion Helen Young. Swan Funeral Home, Madison will be handling the arrangements. Family and friends are invited to meet and attend a memorial service on Saturday July 23 at 11 AM at the Lutheran Church of Madison, 9 Britton Lane, Madison.
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Published in New Haven Register on July 10, 2011