In Loving Memory

Helen S. Abbate

August 22, 1924 - October 30, 2022


Helen S. Abbate, of Daphne, AL, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the age of 98.

A memorial service will be held at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Hwy. 225, Spanish Fort, AL, on Monday November 14, 2022, at 1:30 PM.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Linda and Henry Tamburin

    You were the best mother and mother-in-law. Thank you for all the love and support you gave us for these many years. We have wonderful memories of all the good times we shared. We love you and will miss you terribly. Rest in peace.

  2. Christopher Tamburin

    I am so grateful that I had you in my life. Not everybody grows up with a great-grandmother, but Nana you were one of a kind. I only hope that I could live half the life you did.

  3. ken devun

    Faye and I were fortunate to know Helen for many years. We enjoyed being in her presence and having a good laugh with her. Helen had a great sense of humor and could be quite feisty. We will miss her greatly. Rest in peace “Red” and give our best to Pete.

  4. Bob and Jayne Foth

    Bob and I were very fortunate to know Helen. Linda and Henry are our neighbors. We saw and visited with Helen often. What a great, fiesta lady she was. Always with a wise crack. We had many good laughs with her. Just thinking about her brings a smile. Rest In Peace.

  5. brad hardin

    I knew you as Linda’s mother; we spoke briefly on many occasions “drive-way to drive-way” when you came to visit Henry and Linda. It was a privilege to know you as I did. You were always of sharp wit and it was obvious you were a woman of strength. I remember wishing you Merry Christmas a few years back to which you promptly replied “Happy Hanukkah!”. Aleha hashalom (Peace be upon you).

  6. Laura Tamburin

    Helen, our hearts are heavy and we miss you so, but we are rejoicing that you are reunited with your Peter and that he was there to lead you home. Thank you for welcoming me into your family as one of your own and for always being there as my kids grew up. See you on the other side! I love dearly. ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Scott VanLoock

    It was truly an honor to know Helen. So sweet, loving, caring and witty. She will be missed.

  8. Merla Jean McCormick

    I treasured your friendship down through the years. You were one tough lady and I looked to you as a model of what I wanted to be “when I grew up.” I will always remember you and Pete!!

  9. Lisa

    My dear Grandma,

    I will never forget your sharp wit, your voice, and your kind words. I have so many wonderful childhood memories visiting you, like catching lightning bugs in your yard on hot summer evenings. I’m glad we always said “I love you” at the end of our phone calls. Sometimes it seemed that you would be with us forever, and there would always be time…It brings me comfort and happiness to know that Grandpa was there waiting to welcome and guide you home. What a beautiful reunion that must have been. Sending love from me here to you over there. xoxo

  10. Richard and Rosemary Suk

    It was always such a joy to be with dear sweet Helen.. Her amazing sense of humor brought us lots of laughter ! Rest in Paradise together with your Loving Husband Pete.


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