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Benjamin L. Abbene

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, November 2nd from Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals (773 Broadway) Route 107, REVERE for Benjamin L. Abbene who passed at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home, Chelsea on Saturday, October 28th after a 14 year struggle with Dementia. His funeral will be conducted on Friday, November 3rd, from the funeral home at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral mass at St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, on the Campus of Chelsea Soldiers’ Home at 11:00 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, he was a popular youth, enjoying the office of Class President of his Graduating Class (1948) of Revere High School. Most of his working career, was spent with the airlines at Logan Airport, beginning with Alleghenany Airlines, until they were taken over by U.S. Air. His specialty was Aircraft Mechanics. Ben’s wife (the love of his life) Mary E. (Meuse) Abbene passed in July of 2000.

He is the devoted father to Elena M. Oliva & her husband, Nicholas of Litchfield, NH., Benjamin J. Abbene & his wife, Lorraine P. of East Weymouth, Lauren T. Mannone & her husband, Max of Revere, Charles V. Abbene & his wife, Linda J. of Salem, MA & Lynette M. Terrazzano & her husband, Steven P. of Saugus. He is the beloved brother to Atty. Antonio Abbene, Jr. & his wife, Florence of Revere, & the late William Abbene, Dante J. Abbene & Anna Pistorino. He is the cherished Grandfather to Lauren Martens & husband, Brian of Medford, Lindsay Giampaolo & husband, Dana of Bow, New Hampshire, Benjamin, Paul & Elise Abbene, all of East Weymouth, Leanne Mannone of Revere, Jeanette & Charles Abbene Jr. both of Salem, Ma., Amanda, Stefani & Michael Terrazzano all of Saugus. He is also lovingly survived by 2 great-grandchildren, Dario & Dominic, his sisters-in-law, Estelle Abbene of Brooksby Village, Peabody, Marie Abbene of Londonderry, NH & Leo Pistorino of Wilmington. Many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews, also survive him. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, November 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, Chelsea Soldiers Home


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Patients’ Activities Fund at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, 91 Crest Ave. Chelsea, MA 02150.

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  1. Janet Bloom
    Nov 2 2017

    Dear Elena, Benny, Laurie, Chuck, Lynette and families:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with each & every one of you for the loss of Uncle Benny! What a great man who had such a gentle soul & infectious smile! We have so many wonderful memories from way back at your house in Revere!!!

    He is now at peace & has joined Auntie Mary up in heaven. You have two very special guardian angels watching over you forever!

    God Bless! May he RIP!!!

    With love & sympathy,
    Janet, Bill & Billy

  2. Tony Toto
    Nov 1 2017

    When we growing up, my father Charles and my mother Helen had three foundations upon which their built their lives: their faith in God, their commitment to do an honest day’s work, and their allegiance to family. To that last principle, no branch of the family was held in higher regard than the Abbene’s.

    Even as a kid, I remember my father’s cousins Tony, Billy, “Dundee”, and Benny as always smiling, always warm-hearted, always full of the joy of being alive. I also remember every time my father recalled a story involving one of these characters it brought a broad smile to his face and a respite from whatever travails were plaguing him that day.

    As the decades wore on, our extended families spun off in different directions, their lives rarely intersecting except at weddings and at funerals. I hope these few words provide some small comfort to the Abbene family as they reflect upon their loss.

    I know that Heaven is a better and more joyful place with Benny’s arrival.


    Tony Toto and my sisters: Lea Dmytryck, Helen Font (deceased), and Sandra Buckley.

  3. terry surette
    Nov 1 2017

    What a great guy. I’ll miss his always smiling face.

  4. Cindy (Meuse) McSweeney
    Oct 31 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Benny. Without a doubt, he was one of my favorite uncles. He was such a sweet man who clearly loved his family and many many friends. Kevin and I wish Elena & Nick, Benny & Lorraine, Laurie & Max, Chucky & Linda and Lynette & Steve and all of their children comfort and condolences during this difficult time. You all were so loving to Uncle during his illness and it is a testament to your family’s love and commitment to each other. May you all and he be at peace.

    Cindy & Kevin McSweeney

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