82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
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Mario Abate

Mario "Mayo" Abate

Sunday, August 5th, 1923 - Friday, December 7th, 2018
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Mario "Mayo" Abate
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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 11:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 |
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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Richard Butwell

Posted at 06:03am
Greg and Ron, So sorry to hear of your Dads passing, please accept
our condolences. Our Son (Jesse) and I had many enjoyable conversations
with "Mayo" when he would walk his little dog around the block in the
old neighborhood. He will be missed ... he was a true gentlemen.

Rich Butwell
Middlebury, CT

Randy & Helen Ronco

Posted at 01:58pm
Our Condolences to the family. Many happy memories spent with Mayo over the last couple years. He will be missed.

America Abrantes

Posted at 08:48am
My sincere condolences to the family the Mario Abate
he was a very nice men and friend and company allays smiling
i had a pleasure to meet him at Naugatuck YMCA
Mario Rest in Peace .

Phil White

Posted at 04:30pm
My condolences to Ron and Greg and families on the passing of your Dad. We had great memories of times at his restaurants but mostly I remember your Dad as being a friend with my Dad (Ed White). They became friends through their membership with the Knights and they shared many events and memories together. You can't replace men like them but we can try to live good lives in their memory.

Jim Ferrucci

Posted at 01:39pm
Our sincere condolences to the family of Mario Abate.
I knew Mayo since his earliest days on Middlebury Road.
Nice restaurant lots of great times.
Also for a few years living on Rose Court. Again lots of great times.
We couldn't have had a better landlord. He was also our friend. A real fine guy.
Jim Ferrucci Goshen and the Rose Court gang

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