BARBARA A. ABATE (nee Schaberl) age 64, beloved wife for 42 years to Donald; loving mother of Alison Alfieri (husband Dan), David (wife Tina), Matthew (wife Esther), and Michael (wife Kacie); devoted grandmother of twins Brianna and Brittney, Brooke, Danny, Bella, Luke, Mikey, and Emma; cherished daughter of Martha (nee Minut) and the late Ernest Schaberl; treasured sister of James Schaberl (wife Karen); dearest daughter-in-law of Nicolena “Lil” (nee Palumbo) and the late Joseph F. Abate; loving sister-in-law of Joseph Abate, Sharon and John Duffy, Celeste and Steve Fischer; dear niece, aunt, cousin, and friend of many.
She is my beloved wife, a dear sister in the Lord, who loves Christ and the church. She gives herself to the saints, and she loves the Lord her God from her whole heart and from her whole soul and from her whole mind and from her whole strength.
Barbara was a resident of Mayfield Village since 1986, formerly of Willowick. She graduated from Villa Angela High School in 1969. Barbara was a homemaker who loved being a mother and grandmother. She will be remembered by her family as a giving, selfless, warm, loving and pure woman. Barbara was faithful and devoted to our Lord Jesus.
Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 28, 2015 at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) at 11 AM. Burial following at Whitehaven Memorial Park. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Barbara at the FUNERAL HOME SUNDAY 1-4 and 5-7 PM.Print This Obituary & Condolences