Obituaries

Patrick R. Abruzzio

January 29th, 2013

Patrick R. Abruzzio, “Pat”, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 27th, his 69th birthday.

Patrick was born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, he was the beloved son of the late Patrick and Carmella (Massiello) Abruzzio.  Pat was raised in the North End of Boston before moving with his family to Somerville.

He married the “love of his life” Doreen M. H. Haggart on April 25, 1965 and the couple moved to Wilmington in 1965 where they raised their son.

Pat started his career in the construction industry as a welder but his ambitions led him to become a salesman for the meat and seafood industry and he quickly became the proprietor of A & A Supply.  Pat’s personality and business sense made his company a success until his illness forced his retirement several years ago.

Pat will be fondly remembered for his fondness of Harley Davidson Motorcycles, he loved his bike and he especially enjoyed long rides with his wife Doreen.

Pat was a huge Boston Bruins Fan, he took in many games with family and friends and was ecstatic when they won the Stanley Cup.

Pat loved his family and friends unconditionally and he also had a great fondness and soft spot for all animals.  Pat was very kind, caring, and generous and he will be dearly missed by all.

Pat was the beloved husband of Doreen M. (Haggart) Abruzzio, devoted father of Desmond Abruzzio and his companion Brittany Lund all of Wilmington, dear brother-in-law of Desmond and Eileen Haggart, Ronald Haggart, and Dennis and Freida Haggart all of Scotland and he was the dearly loved uncle of many nieces and nephews in the United Kingdom.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, January 31st at 11:30 a.m.  Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30th from 4-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations in Patrick’s memory may be made to the.MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway Route 28., Methuen, MA 01844. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “Patrick R. Abruzzio”

  1. Victor & Cheryl Fitzgerald says:

    R.I.P Pat, we have all lost a good friend and you will be remembered in our hearts, the Boston Bruins have lost a die hard fan, you made me the fanatic that I am today, thanks for the chess and cribbage games and for all the hockey games at your house. Rest well old friend !

  2. Karen and Wayne Kichton says:

    Doreen, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (17 Veranda Ave.)

  3. Cindi & Kevin O'Connell says:

    Doreen & Desi, We are so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in all the great
    memories you shared with Pat and may these memories give you strength
    day in and day out. We will miss him!!!

    Cindi Kevin & kids

  4. alison haggart says:

    Dear auntie Doreen,so sorry to hear your sad news, just want to let you know you are in my heart and thoughts at this very difficult time. Lots of love, Your niece, Alison

  5. Patrick & Sherryl Fitzgerald says:

    Condolences to Dez & Doreen & R.I.P. Pat Abruzzio, the BIGGEST Bruins fan I will ever know!! I grew up on your couch watching Bruins games and yelling at the TV. We all knew your disdain for Gary Doak and Gord Kluzak and your love for Ray Bourque and Bobby Orr…Cam Neely too.

    I grew up in your house and you and Doreen were like a second set of parents, Dez like another little brother. It seemed we never missed a game, we lived and died by how the Bruins played on any given night and loved our team no matter what, win or lose we always came back for more.

    You are a HUGE part of why I’m a Bruins fan and I appreciate your passion for our team, I will carry it with me forever and you will for sure hear me yelling at the TV, I got that from you!

    I love you and will forever miss you, I’m glad that that you got to see the B’s win the Cup again and that you got to see the season get started this year. I will think of you every time I hear Rene fire up the National Anthem in the Gaaaden, I know you’ll be watching.

    GO BRUINS!!

  6. Frank and Karen West says:

    Doreen and Desi-

    Karen and I are saddened by the loss of Pat. We wil keep him and your family in our prayers. Karen and Frank West

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