Anthony "Tony" J. Abraham

June 8, 1938December 16, 2019
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Anthony J. Abraham, “Tony,” age 81, of Tiverton, passed away, Monday, December 16, 2019 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of the late Marilyn (Norton) Abraham.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Shadan S. and Madeline (Hacheme-Nasiff) Abraham, he spent his youth in Fall River and lived in Somerset for many years before moving to Tiverton in 2003.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1956, he was Vice President of his class and a member of the Durfee Athletic Hall of Fame. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and played football at Boston College. Upon graduation he taught and coached football at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School while also playing semi-professional football for the New Bedford Sweepers and the Providence Steam Rollers.

Mr. Abraham was an insurance agent and the Executive Vice President of Feitelberg Insurance. He worked with many businesses in the community for 40 years before retiring in 2003.

He volunteered as Vice Chair of St. Anne’s Hospital’s Board for over thirty years. He was a member of the Caritas Christi Finance Committee, YMCA Board, Steppingstone Board, and the Father Donovan McCarrick Scholarship Committee. He was a member of St. Anthony of the Desert Church and a recipient of the Marion Medal.

Always remaining active, he enjoyed skiing at Tenney Mountain, golfing at the Fall River Country Club and playing squash at The Fall River YMCA. He also enjoyed spending summer afternoons at Baker’s Beach in Westport and fall Saturdays attending Boston College Football games.

He is survived by one son, Daniel J. Abraham and his wife Lauren of Portsmouth, RI; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Kendall and her husband Peter of Rye, NH; three sisters, Yvonne Taylor and her husband Donald of Bow, NH, Antoinette Abraham and Diana Sawyer of Fall River; four grandchildren, Bryan and Matthew Abraham, Charles and Kelly Rose Kendall and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Anthony of the Desert Church, 300 N. Eastern Ave., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Contributions in his honor may be made to the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, 3012 Elm St., Dighton, MA 02715. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.


  • Dominican Sisters of the Presentation


  • Visitation Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, December 21, 2019


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Frances Lynch

December 26, 2019

Dear Elizabeth and Dan
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Tony brightened the world with his warm smile and kindness. I like to think that he and Carlin are still discussing B.C./
H.C. Games.
Peace to you all.
Frances Lynch

kenneth machado

December 22, 2019

My last encounter with Tony was the summer of 2018 as I was taking my daily beach walk at Baker's to the Point when I encountered Tony passing by. I yelled to him and although I can not recall who is was with him he stopped and said "Kenny Machado " We chatted for a few minutes wished each other well and passed on to continue our destination. Tony was without a doubt one of the most caring human beings that the good Lord put on this earth. He was truly one of the " Good Guys "
From the Machado Brother's
Kenneth and Barry Machado

Marvin Hall

December 20, 2019

As part of an amazing team @ Feitelberg I had the pleasure of spending 15 years of my life with Tony. I will always cherish the time I had to learn from him both insurance and how to be a man. My life was changed by my association with him. May he rest in peace.

Penny Hahn

December 19, 2019

Tony's kindness and honorable approach to everything he did will certainly earn him a place in heaven. He was kind and caring to my father (Tabit Tabit) when we needed help to keep him safe and happy as he aged. I'm indebted to Tony for his assistance. God bless.

Timothy Nolan

December 18, 2019

My sister Mary, brother Brendan and I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and many close friends of Tony Abraham, cousin to our mother, Nancy (Nasiff) Nolan. We saw Tony only occasionally, but will remember his unfailing good cheer and generosity, perhaps most warmly felt when he hosted the ceremonies for the induction of our dear departed youngest brother, John Nolan, into the BMC Durfee High School Athletics Hall of Fame, of which Tony is also a member. We, who are also part of his family, remember Tony affectionately this difficult time.
Timothy Nolan, Mary Eirich, Brendan Nolan

Dr Jerome Schwartz

December 18, 2019

I was a classmate of Tony-Played on the Durfee team with him. I considered myself one of his high school friends.Great guy. Sorry for for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Marcia Salmon

December 18, 2019

Dear Dan and Beth

My heart aches for you and your families at the loss of one of the greatest men, husband, father and grandfather. A wonderful friend, I often think back at all the fun your Mom and Dad and my Dan and I shared on the golf course, social times at FRCC, general get togethers, and how our kids as friends in their younger years shared so many memories. We were blessed at how our lives were connected , and important occassions like weddings and birth of grandkids could be shared. I miss my friend "Nort" and now she and Tony are together. Handsome, beautiful, thoughtful, caring, always smiling. The BEST! Your pictures tell it all. God Bless!. Love you all. Marcia.`

Midge Ayars

December 18, 2019

Tony was such a “gentle” man and a friend to all who were lucky enough to know him! Let him Rest In Peace, knowing he was loved and respected by all who knew him! Farewell dear Tony. Midge Ayars

Cynthia Prayzner

December 18, 2019

My deepest Sympathy to the entire family sorry for your loss at this most difficult time of year.

Joan and LEO Lhomme Lhomme

December 18, 2019

Tony was a wonderful great 👍 man who was always lending a helping hand to all He leaves a beautiful wonderful legacy of love ❤️ and generosity to all and his great deeds to his community from his beautiful heart and soul we send our deepest condolences prayers and blessings to his wonderful family for strength and courage to heal May all your wonderful happy memories love in your hearts 💕 and sustain you forever sending all of our love and deepest sympathies to all of you 🙏🙏❤️❤️