ABBATE, Antonio, 55, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was born April 18, 1954, to Paolo and Anna (Torregiano) Abbate in Sicily, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1986, coming from Port Saint Lucie, Fla. He was owner and operator of Tony' s Italian Pizzeria in Sebring, and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Abbate is survived by his wife, Judith M. Abbate of Sebring; parents, Paolo and Anna Abbate of Sebring; step-sons, Michael Souza of New Bedford, Mass., and Westley Mittendorf of Sebring; sister, Vincenza Alessandra Abbate-Denino of Stuart, Fla.; brother, Vito Abbate of Sebring; and two stepgrandchildren. Entombment services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Chapel, Avon Park, Fla. The family will receive friends one hour preceding the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 (863) 385-0125
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Published in TBO.com on Apr. 29, 2009