Philip W. Abdelnour

June 7, 1965September 19, 2020

On Saturday, September 19th, the Abdelnour family lost their hero unexpectedly. Philip W Abdelnour, loving husband and the father of three children suddenly passed away at the age of 55. He had just returned to the yard at JB Hunt in Brattleboro, VT where he was employed as a truck driver for many years. Phil enjoyed working for JB Hunt and had a lot of great friends there he considered to be a wonderful benefit.

In 1990 Phil married Jennifer Ewell, together they had three children. One son, William Abdelnour and two daughters, Susan Marotte and Christine Abdelnour-McKenna. Family was. everything to him, he adored his children and had a unique and special connection with each one of them.

Phil was born in Boston, MA and raised in Brockton, MA. He was one of four children. His father, the late Edward Abdelnour was a postal carrier. His mom, the late Marie Abdelnour was a nurse and a homemaker. Phil used to enjoy telling stories of the crazy mischief his two brothers and sister would get into.

Leaving behind his wife Jennifer, his son William and his wife Amanda (White), his daughter Susan and her husband Aaron Marrotte and his daughter Christine and her husband Daniel McKenna. Two grandsons, Logan Marotte and Jackson Abdelnour and his one granddaughter Lillian Abdelnour. Brother Edward Abdelnour II and his wife Debra, his little sister Theresa and her husband William Sutermeister and his younger brother Andrew Abdelnour and his wife Tanya and many beloved nephews and nieces.

When Susan and Aaron first told Phil he was going to be a grandfather he couldn’t believe that anything could have made him happier, until William and Amanda announced that they were also expecting their first child only three months later. Logan and Lillian arrived only 10 weeks apart. Two years later Jackson Abdelnour arrived, Phil was especially proud to have a grandson to carry on the Abdelnour name.

Only six weeks ago Phil walked his youngest daughter, Christine down the aisle when she married Daniel McKenna in a private ceremony. Also in attendance were his three granddogs. Louie, Dolly and Cece.

Phil was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, he loved fishing on his boat, playing guitar, gardening and spending time with family. Blessed with a slightly sarcastic sense of humor he gave everyone he met a unique nickname, most often it was a term of endearment.

In closing, in Phil’s own words - “I love you and I’ll see you later.”

There will be private service held on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

If family and friends would like to virtually attend the services they can email Christine for instructions at the email below.


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, September 25, 2020


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Daniel McCarthy

September 24, 2020

It was always a pleasure seeing you at many of the Market Baskets you delivered to over the years! Always a relief because you helped unload the trailers too! Always positive and funny. Going to miss you man! Rest easy Phil!

Karen Conefrey-Porazzo

September 23, 2020

Rest in peace Phillip you sure are going to be missed. I have so many memories from when I was younger. You were like a brother to me also. The kiss posters all over your room and the fish tanks with the paranas you sure did love animals I remember you brining home the parrots and listening to you talk to them. Your great personality and sarcasm is unforgettable. When you brought Jen around your home for the first few times and you introduced her and then led with she has something like 9 kids I think your mom was speachless until she found out they were (goats). But that was your humor. Till we meet again.

Ivan Ketchum

September 23, 2020

Phil always had a smile when he arrived @ #65 New Bedford MB
I would always have him help me spell his last name on the pallet jack form!
He would listen to my jokes and made my day a little brighter.
So sorry for your loss!
I’ll miss him!

Daniel Daly

September 23, 2020

Phil, Words can not express how truly missed you will be, I personally appreciated all that you have done. You are and will be remembered as a truly outstanding guy, dedicated to your family and your job. BBQ's will not be the same without you. Rest in peace my friend.

Stephanie Auger

September 22, 2020

Phil, to say you will be greatly missed is an understatement. Your dedication to your family and your work was unmatched! I will miss chatting with you about your family, your garden, and your pups! You truly made an impact everywhere you went! Rest easy Phil, it was a pleasure working with you.

James Brandtjen

September 22, 2020

Rest easy, Phil. You were such a big part of what we were doing, and all this team accomplished this year. You will be missed.

Mitchell LaChapelle

September 22, 2020

Phil, you will be missed. He always went above and beyond. His humor and strong work ethics will be a inspiration to me.

Donna Jacques

September 22, 2020

I am going to miss seeing his face
everyday at work. Nicest guy, who
really loved his wife. Market Basket Plymouth will be missing him. I know we have an Angel watching over us. RIP

Dennis Koob (SR)

September 21, 2020

Good luck PHILLIP you made a good life for you & your family & watched over them & will be missed ! Say Hello to your mom & dad for us & everyone else who has passed knowing that we will meet again ! All our love (UNCLE) Dennis & Judy REST IN PEACE


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