Acacia E. Abbate
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Acacia E. Abbate
  • January 14, 1929 - March 4, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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Acacia "Casey" Abbate, 88, of Keene passed away on March 3, 2017 in the comfort of her home.

She was born in New York City on January 14, 1929, and graduated from Walton High School in 1947.

She married Joseph A. Abbate in 1964 and moved to Keene in 1995 after being widowed.

Her parents owned and operated a number of dressmaking factories, and she became an accomplished seamstress and dressmaker under their tutelage. She also worked for NY Bell, Macy's, and in banking.

She loved poodles, raising a number of her own. She played and taught classical piano and had a lifelong love of music, roses, cooking, and classic movies.

She is survived by her only son Joseph J. Abbate, grandson Riker T. Abbate, granddaughter Ayla Jehlicka, brother Raul Gual, along with a large extended family of nieces, nephews, sisters in law, and cousins. She is predeceased by a brother, Frank Gual.

A celebration of Casey's life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the animal charity of your choice.