John Abdalla

John Abdalla

Monday, December 28th, 1925 Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

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Obituary for John J. Abdalla

Deacon John Joseph Abdalla, 94, of Somers, beloved husband for 67 years to Irene (Dauphin) Abdalla, entered into eternal peace surrounded by his loving family Wednesday July 8, 2020. Born and raised in New Britain, John was one of eight children of the late Michael and Theodora (Murad) Abdalla. He was a longtime resident of Somers and was a communicant of All Saints Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. He previously served as a Deacon at St. Patrick Church in Enfield.
John spent most of his career on the golf course employed as Superintendent at various courses. In his younger years, John was a talented baseball player. His dream was to one day play in the major leagues. One of his greatest accomplishments was having the opportunity to play ball with the great Yogi Berra.
In addition to his love for golf and baseball, John's passions also included gardening, listening to old time music, and watching classic movies. John will be most remembered for his deep devotion to his beautiful wife Irene, his five daughters and their families, and his tremendous love for our Lord, our Blessed Mother, and the church.
Besides his wife Irene, John is survived by five daughters, Jeannine Nicholson and her husband Joseph of Ware, MA, Sharon Abdalla, Jacqulyn Poitras and her husband Dennis, Susan Abdalla all of Somers, and Tammy White and her husband Thomas of Enfield, ten grandchildren, Shaun, Timothy, and Patrick Nicholson, KatieLynn, Nicholas, Holly, Elizabeth and Johnny Poitras, Rachel and Johnny White, four great Grandchildren, Heather and Lily Nicholson, Shaun Joseph and Michael Nicholson. He also leaves a brother, George Shaheen of Stratford, CT. He was predeceased by three brothers, William and Constantine Abdalla, and Douglas Shaheen, and three sisters, Helen Reals, Mary Stevens, and Amelia Abdalla.
Visitation hours will be held from 4-7 pm on Sunday, July 12. at All Saints Church, 25 School St., Somers. The practice of Social Distancing and wearing masks/face coverings are required for all visitors attending the wake at Church. In consideration of everyone's health and safety, John's funeral Mass and Burial are private.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    All Saints Church
    25 School Street
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    Sunday, July 12th, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Masks/Face coverings and Social Distancing are required for all visitors.
  • Interment

    Private Burial at Somers Center Cemetery
    Address Not Available

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GEORGE SHAHEEN, Annette Peet, and other have sent flowers to the family of John J. Abdalla.
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GEORGE SHAHEEN, Annette Peet, and other have sent flowers to the family of John J. Abdalla.
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We are sorry for your loss but may your memories be bLessings forever. George & Chris Merritz. Audrey & Donna Kelly

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Comment | Posted at 06:11pm via Premium Tree

Jeannine Nicholson

oh how kind of you all!! what a wonderful thing to do...thank you with all my heart...God bless
Posted at 01:58pm

Bob & Pauline Sciaretta

Please accept our sincere sympathy during your time of sorrow following the passing of John. May God comfort and heal each of you. Love and blessings, Bob and Pauline Sciaretta
Comment | Posted at 06:48pm via Condolence

Rev. Msgr. James P. Carini

To Irene and family: My sincere condolences on the death of your beloved, John. I always enjoyed encountering both of you when I helped with weekend Masses at All Saints. He was a wonderful man, a dedicated husband and father and a faithful deacon in the Church. He will be remembered in my prayers and Masses. May he Rest In Peace! Monsignor Jim Carini
Comment | Posted at 11:15am via Condolence

Ellen CiccarilloClarke

Dear Sharon, I have many fond memories of times spent with you and your family at the house on Wallace St. Hanging out in the yard, parties in the basement, dropping by the little convenience store by Willow Brook Pharmacy. Two of my most memorable; watching your dad rehearse the Passion play at Welte auditorium and the best one is when your parents, bravely, took a group of us to New York City to see the sites. We visited the Empire State Building, the UN, and had lunch at a Chock Full O’Nuts. Your dad was as excited as we were. I hope that you are comforted by memories and the knowledge that your dad touched many of us with joy. With sympathy, Ellen Ciccarillo Clarke.
Comment | Posted at 08:29am via Condolence

Irene Abdalla

Ellen, Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful memories of my dad and family. You have a remarkable memory!! Lol. I haven’t thought about that New York trip in years! Who would know that the events of that day would return to us in such a special memory after my dads passing. Thanks again for reaching out and sharing found remembrance of my dad. Appreciate it more than you know !❤️🙏 Sharon
Posted at 11:08am

Dianne & Jim Cerone

So sorry to hear of your great loss. Remembering you all in prayer - Jim & Dianne Cerone
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