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Joseph J. Aberdale

May 23, 2005

Joseph J. Aberdale, 96, of Springfield died there yesterday at Baystate Medical Center.

He was the father of Joseph W. Aberdale of Housatonic.

Born in West Springfield on March 6, 1909, son of Theodore and Elizabeth Stevens Aberdale, he attended schools there.

Mr. Aberdale was employed for 34 years by New England Photo Mount and Album Co., retiring as general manager in 1980. He also founded J.J. Aberdale Home Builders.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield.

In his younger years, he played baseball and football in the Acorn League. He was a lifelong Yankees fan.

He served on the Springfield Ward 2 Democratic Committee as chairman. He also served under three Springfield mayors, on the Planning Board, the Police Commission and as chairman of the Fire Commission.

He was a life member of the Springfield Lodge of Elks and a member of the Hampden County Deputy Sheriffs' Association.

His wife, the former Helen M. Zaranek, is deceased.

Besides his son, he leaves another son, Terry A. Aberdale of Springfield; a brother, Albert Aberdale of Springfield; two sisters, Maria Baho of Dedham and Vera Hastie of Springfield; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Aberdale.

FUNERAL NOTICE -- The funeral for Joseph J. Aberdale, who died May 23, 2005, will be Thursday at 8:30 at SAMPSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ACRES FUNERAL HOME, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 in Our Lady of Hope Church, Carew Street, Springfield.

Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, State Street. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hope School, 474 Armory St., Springfield, MA 01104.

He leaves his daughters-in-law, Dolores and Barbara; grandchildren Suzy, Debbie, Joey, Andy, Andrea and Annette, and great-grandchildren Andrew, Kayla, Joe Joe, Alex and Collin.


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