Rosemarie L. Abate, 84 of Dover, DE. passed away May 29, 2019. Born in Braddock, PA.
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She was the daughter of Joseph and Julia Rizzo. Rosemarie worked in the Rectory of Holy Cross Church for many years. She also spent many years in the hospitality industry in Washington D.C.
Rosemarie had been a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping and of course playing BINGO.
She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Frank Abate and her granddaughter Jessica Abate.
She is survived by her children Peter and wife Regina Abate of Wilmington, NC and Lucia Abate and husband Lawrence McGreevy of Dover, DE. 6 grandchildren Maximillian McGreevy, Rosemarie McGreevy, Lucia McGreevy, Christa Abate, Elena Abate, Regina Abate and 1 great-grandson Isaac Abate.
A sister and brother-in-law Connie and Jack Biedinger, a brother and sister-in-law William and Lucille Rizzo. Special nieces and nephews Tina, Jason, and Sierra Kane, Maryfrances and Denis Cloutier, Carmella and Fred Sicker, Dom and Julie DeCenzo, Joann and Glen Noga, Richard and Lisa DeCenzo, Jack Biedinger, Jr. and Bill Biedinger along with many great nieces and nephews and family friends that grandma called her own, The Baker Family, Durk Family, Upp Family, Brauer Family, Schmidt Family and The Lints Family. Also, a very special friend Lynn Smith who always made Rose smile. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:30 PM Saturday June 8, 2019 at The Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso 1175 S. State St. Dover, DE. Condolences can be made via www.ambruso.com.