OBITUARY

John P. Abaray

December 30, 1932February 4, 2013

John P. Abaray, 80, of New Bedford, passed away, Monday, February 4, 2013. He was the husband of Armande (Menard) Abaray, to whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Carteret, New Jersey, a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Balogh) Abaray, he had lived in New Bedford since 1963.

Mr. Abaray served in the US Navy as a Radio Operator and later attended Cambridge School of Radio and TV Broadcasting in New York. He started working as a Radio Announcer in Rome, New York and later worked in various stations around New England including, WBSM, WNBH, WSAR, WJAR and WRKO. He was also a play by play announcer for both Brown University Football and University of Rhode Island Basketball. John loved music and was a member of the choir at Our Lady of Fatima Church. He was also a member of the American Legion in Acushnet.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Rachelle St. Pierre and her husband Claude of Westport and Regina Araujo and her husband Sil of Fall River; three sons, John “Johnny” Abaray Jr. and his wife Sue of Acushnet, Blaine Abaray and his wife Donna of Acushnet and Mark Abaray of New Bedford and seven grandchildren.

His funeral will be held Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9 AM from the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 4256 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visiting hours, Thursday 4-7 PM.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 8, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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ROBERT CROWLEY

February 8, 2013

Aline and I AND FAMILY;S PRAYERS ARE WITH THE ABARAY;S FAMILT AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. MAY YOU FIND PEACE.

Gil Santos

February 7, 2013

I worked with John at WNBH and we shared many light hearted moments together.He was a good guy and may he rest in peace.
Gil Santos

Claire DeCosta

February 7, 2013

Dear Aunti Armande and cousins, Our sympathy and love sent your way. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Rene Menard

February 7, 2013

Our condolences to you Aunt Armande Johnny Blaine Rachell and Regina...Our thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss ....just know that Uncle John is with the rest of the family watching down on all of us and watching over all of you ....we will all miss him greatly....

All our love
Rene Tammy Tyler Troy

Charlie & Elaine Seguer

February 6, 2013

Elaine and I would like to offer our condolences to Mr. Abaray's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are offered for you at this difficult time. My you find comfort and peace.

February 6, 2013

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends,May the God of comfort offer you peace at this time.Romans 15:4,5

FROM THE FAMILY