PAHOA, Hawaii -- Dennis Abato Jr., 34, died in January in Puna, Hawaii.
Born in Newton, Dennis lived in Frankford Township until 1999. He traveled to Hawaii on vacation with two friends and immediately fell in love with the state. He had made it his home for the past 10 years. Dennis was a graduate of High Point High School.
The son of Dennis Abato Sr. and Cindy Roe Abato, Dennis is also survived by two sisters, Toni Grisaffi and Kaley Heck; one brother, Jeffrey Abato; his grandmother, Judy Roe; two nieces; and one nephew.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Upper Sports Deck in Branchville. Memorial donations may be made to KAKOO OIWI, PO Box 62092, c/o Trisha K Watson, Honolulu, HI 96839.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 22, 2009