LaVerne Abbruzzese

Passed away on June 6, 2019

LaVerne Dorothy Abbruzzese, 84, of Englewood, FL passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Venice Hospice House with her family at her side.

LaVerne was born on February 6, 1935 in Chicago, IL to the late Bertha Paulus. She moved to Englewood 30 years ago. She was married to Anthony Abbruzzese, who preceded her in death on August 29, 2016.

She is survived by her loving family, including her daughters, Peggy Hufford (Jerry) of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Linda Chura (Kenneth) of Crete, IL; her son, Gary Quillin (partner Dorian) of Cedar Lake, IN; stepsons Joseph (Lisa) and Anthony; grandchildren Joshua, Heather, Lisa, Nicole, Jennifer, Gary Jr., Kevin, Max and Joseph Jr.; and great grandchildren Gary III, Jason, Cole, Tyson and Damian.

A celebration of life ceremony is pending.

Lemon Bay Funeral Home has been selected for the arrangements.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


LaVerne Abbruzzese

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anthony + chris abbruzzese

June 6, 2019

To all of Laverne's children , grandchildren and family we are so sad and shocked about Laverne's passing.We loved Laverne very much, she was an incredible, kind, strong, and wonderful woman. And all off the love, joy, caring and compassion she gave my father made me love her that much more. Anyone watching them over the years could tell how much happiness they brought each other,and for two people who had a difficult life over the years they deserved all of it. I just spoke to Laverne for about an hour on mothers day, and she told me how much she still missed my father every day, and whenever her time was up she would be at peace with that because she just wanted to be with my father.So I hope you all can take some comfort in knowing they are together again. We are so sorry for your loss. With all our love and prayers, Anthony and Chris Abbruzzese.