VERNON - Doraline May Abbate (Leonard), 84, died after a short illness at St. Anthony's Hospital, Warwick, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Born in Saugerties, N.Y., she had lived in Paterson then Fairfield for 40 years before moving to Vernon in 1993. Doraline was a dedicated homemaker and a doting wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Mrs. Abbate is predeceased by her husband, Philip Robert Abbate (1988), and is the devoted mother of Philip Abbate and his wife, Kathleen, of Long Valley, Dennis Abbate and his wife, Leslie, of Hilton Head, S.C., and Lori Dorsey and her husband, Patrick, of Glenwood. Loving grandmother of Anthony, Philip, Michael, Patrick and Krista Briett. Dear sister of Arlene Susslin, of Rosita, Pa., and Veronica Schamble, of Garnet Valley, Pa. Cherished by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Funeral from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, Vernon, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com.
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Vernon, NJ 07462
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Jan. 28, 2014