PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ruth Ann


Good Morning Prayer Group and Retreat Team,

Peter Sweeney has shared the sad news of the Death of Mrs. Ruth Ann Abbatiello. Mrs. Abbatiello’s Obituary is shared below. Mrs. Abbatiello is the Mother of Reverend Robert Abbatiello, one of our most respected and appreciated speakers at our Manhattan College Reality Retreat. 

Mrs. Abbatiello was called home this past Friday, May 18, 2018. We pray for her, her husband, Brandy, Father Robert and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that the Family find peace in the certain knowledge that she is at peace In God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Following is Mrs. Abbatiello’s Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Obituary for Ruth Ann Abbatiello
WAPPINGERS FALLS – Ruth Ann Abbatiello, a local area resident for over 30 years, died on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Pleasant Valley. She was 87.

She was born on December 15, 1930 in Manhattan. She grew up in Yonkers, where she also raised her family and remained there until the 1980s. In 1950, she married Brandy Abbatiello at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. 

Ruth’s hobbies included gardening and baking, but above all else, she cherished spending time with her family. She had a generous spirit and throughout her life contributed to countless charitable efforts and organizations. 

Survivors include her husband, Brandy, at home; her daughter, Joanne Michelin & her husband Thomas of Hopewell Junction; her son, Joseph Abbatiello & his wife Pina of Wappingers Falls; her daughter, Susan Alfiero & her husband Carmel of Pleasant Valley; her son, Fr. Robert Abbatiello, O.F.M.,Cap. of Yonkers; her grandchildren and their spouses: Joseph (Melissa), Brandi (Chris), Paul (Renee), Alison (James), Nicholas (Michelle), Matthew (Michelle), Lawrence (Lauren), and Sara; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives & friends.

Ruth was predeceased by her grandson, Thomas Michelin, Jr., in 2008.

Calling hours were held from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. on Monday, May 21 at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 10 a.m. on Tueday, May 22 at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Entombment will follow in the Community Mausoleum at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

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