Mario "Mayo" Abate
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1923 - 2018
Naugatuck, CT Mario “Mayo” Abate, 95, husband of the late Lillian (Urashka) Abate, died peacefully on December 7, 2018 at Glendale Center.
Mayo was born on August 5, 1923 in Ansonia, CT a son of the late Vincent and Anna (Guarcello) Abate and had lived in Naugatuck since 1943. He was the former owner of Mayo’s Restaurant and Mayo’s Fireside Cafe in Middlebury for 33 years and he also worked in the footwear division at Uniroyal for 21 years, during which time he served as vice-president of Local 45, U.R.W. Mayo was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd and 4th Degree, the Waterbury Club and the Exchange Club of Waterbury. He enjoyed golfing and working out at the Naugatuck Y.M.C.A.
He is survived by his sons, Gregory Abate wife Karen of Las Vegas, NV and Ronald Abate wife Denise of Naugatuck; his 5 grandchildren, Jason Abate wife Paula, Ryan Abate wife Sarah, Kelli Lyons husband Joe, Kris Abate wife Carla, and Jessica Abate; many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mayo was predeceased by his 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
He was the heart and soul of our family and he will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 9:00am to 10:30am at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. To honor Mayo’s memory, contributions can be made to the Naugatuck Y.M.C.A., 284 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.