Bernard Abbate

June 4, 1931March 15, 2014
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Bernard Abbate, 82, of Indialantic, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born in Roccasecca, Italy and came to Brevard County in 1994 from Enfield, Connecticut. He worked for United Technologies and Otis Elevator Company.

Bernard is survived by his wife, Giovanna Rossi Abbate; sons, Frank (Rita), Thomas (Elise), and Gregory (Angela); sisters, Filomena and Anna; grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, Daniella, Christopher, Melissa, Giuliana, Adison, and Giana; and great-grandchildren, Julian, Aviana, and Mason.

Bernard was a devoted husband, father, and grandpa. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 11-12, with a funeral service following at 12pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial. Interment will take place at Florida Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the Hospice of St. Francis or the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bernard Abbate

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April 13, 2014

"You are opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing."Psalm 145:16

Paulette Davidson

March 20, 2014

Dear Frank, Rita and Family: So sorry to hear of your loss. May his memory be a blessing to all of you.

Candace Wells

March 19, 2014

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
Candace Wells
City of Titusville, Customer Service

Stephen DeAngelis

March 19, 2014

So sorry for the loss of Mr. Abbate. He was a great man. I have had the pleasure of his company and his family for New Year's Day Dinner for 19 years. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Abbate, Frank, Rita and Family.

Princelle Alexander

March 19, 2014

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful life well lived. We were blessed to be given the opportunity to get to know such a fine man. He will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Alexander Family

Famiglia Butto`

March 18, 2014

We've been blessed to have gotten so close to a family connected to this good man. May God walk with you all during these times, as He surely accompanies "Signor Abbate" to a beautiful beach, loaded with sand fleas, peppered with feisty fish, and a grand view of the family he so loved.

Doug and Lina Fones

March 18, 2014

Dear Frank, Rita, and Family;

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 18, 2014

So sorry for your loss Tom and Ellie. I wish we had lived closer together. I knew from the first meeting with Benny that we could have been great friends. He was a very nice and accomplished guy, and I thought so much of him and the way he raised his family. Jack O'Connor

Jessamy Ross

March 18, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Love the Ross family.

Dave Gilbert

March 18, 2014

I always enjoyed a good fishing talk whenever I saw this man. My condolences, and I feel fortuante to have known him a bit.