Of Revere. Peacefully departed on April 14 in her 98th year. For 72 years, she was the wife of the late Atty Antonio Abbene Jr of Revere. She was the loving mother of Pamela Floridia and her husband, Richard, of Marlborough and Anthony ‘Skip’ Abbene and his wife, Karen, of Melrose. She was the devoted Nana of Charles D. Abbene of South Carolina and Anthony J Abbene and his wife, Lauren, of Ipswich. She was the great grandmother of Emma Jean Abbene. She was the sister of the late Mary Commito of Reading. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Daughter of Thomas and Vera Lepore, Florence was born in Everett and lived most of her young life in Medford. She graduated from Medford High School in 1942 and went to work at the John Hancock Insurance Co. She married Tony on June 13, 1948 at St. James Church in Medford.
Florence was ahead of her time – a working mother in the 1950’s and 1960’s – when she became the office manager and legal secretary of her husband’s law firm. She was a life-long learner who enjoyed reading, playing golf at Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose and going to lunch with her sister and friends. She loved to travel and enjoyed several cruises with her husband.
Family & friends were welcomed to attend Visiting Hours in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere, on Wednesday, April 19th, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, remembrance may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.