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Natale "Tony" Abbate

April 19, 1962 July 26, 2019
Natale "Tony" Abbate
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Obituary for Natale "Tony" Abbate

Natale "Tony" Abbate, age 57, of Spring Grove, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 19, 1962 in Chicago to Antonino and Paula (Buccelli) Abbate. On December 23, 1981 he married Erika Rehberger.

Tony lived in Chicago in his early years later moving to Antioch where he attended Antioch Community High School and graduated early. At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from 1979-1982, as an Ammunition Specialist, E4 during the Lebanon -Granada conflict.
Throughout his life Tony had many ventures including owning a pizza shop and a night club. He also worked as a financial advisor and a real estate investor. Tony held an active role as the finance officer of the American Legion Post 544, and was an advocate for veterans affairs. He was very active with politics and had a passion for preserving his culture and put an exuberant amount of time into tracing his family heritage as his legacy. His family and their time spent together was his greatest importance.

Natale is survived by his wife of 38 years, Erika; Children, Nicole (Brad) Yandura, Danielle (Steven) Szilva, Anthony (Marina) Abbate; grandchildren, Nathan, Nicholas, Ariana Yandura, Mila, Antonino Abbate; father, Antonino Abbate; sisters, Paula (Terry) Aide, Josephine (Kevin) Meinke; brother, John (Dawn) Abbate; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Luigi Abbate.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug 2nd, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 3rd, 10: 00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish formerly known as St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 557 Lake Street, Antioch, IL.

For additional information please call the funeral home at 815-675-0550.

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4:00 PM 8/2/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 8/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church

557 Lake Street
Antioch, ill 60002

St. Peter's Catholic Church
557 Lake Street Antioch 60002 ill
United States

Cemetery Details


Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

7014 Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, IL 60013

7014 Rawson Bridge Road Cary 60013 IL
United States

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