Anthony F. Abatiell
Anthony F. Abatiell Rites
Funeral services for Anthony F. Abatiell, 73, of Rutland, who died January 24, 2013, were held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church in Rutland.
Officiating was the Rev. Justin Baker, pastor. Concelebrant was the Rev. Luke Austin.
Musicians were William Gower-Johnson and Ace Leonard. Vocalist was Lori Routhier.
Readers were Sara Hebert-Tully and Bridgette Remington.
Gift bearers were Emme Fairbanks, Angelina Tommola and Sophia Tommola.
Gift of roses were brought to the altar by his grandchildren.
Honorary bearers were James Abatiell Jr., Joseph Giancola, Roger Pike, Matt Valerio, Donald Fairbanks and Michael Wyrostek.
An honor guard included members of the Vermont Bar Association and members of the Knights of Columbus Council #232, 4th degree.
The eulogy was offered by Joe Giancola.
A reception followed at the Palm’s Restaurant.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Contributions may be made to Christ the King Church, College of St. Joseph’s, Rutland Kiwanis or to Parkinson’s Foundation, c/o Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701.