Mary V. Abate

March 23, 1931October 30, 2018

Mary V. Abate, 87, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by her family. Mary was born March 23, 1931 in South Philadelphia; she was the daughter of the late John G. and Rose (Rantuccio) Villante; and preceded in death by her grandson, Antonio J. Abate. She was a retired employee from the PA Department of Revenue and a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Surviving is her husband of 66 years, Samuel B. Abate; two sons, Anthony S. Abate, of Mechanicsburg and Joseph M. Abate. Of Red Bank, NJ; two daughters, Rosemarie E. Fackler, of Middletown and Marlene L. Weikert, of Harrisburg; 7 grandchildren, Angela, Mark, Amy, Stephen, Samuel, Nina and Leonardo; and 8 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg. Burial will in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM Saturday to the time of the service at the church. The family would like to thank the staff on the second floor at the Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Hospital for their loving care of our mother.


  • Anthony S. Abate, Son
  • Joseph M. Abate, Son
  • Rosemarie E. Fackler, Daughter
  • Marlene L. Weikert, Daughter


  • Viewing Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mary V. Abate

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