Vita M. Abate of Lincoln St., Winthrop passed away on January 5, 2019. She was 88 years old. Born in East Boston she was the beloved daughter of the late Emmanuela (Marchione) and Vincent Capolupo. She resided in East Boston for many years before moving to Winthrop over 15 years ago. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a patient advocate at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.
She was the devoted wife of the late Carlo Abate and the loving mother of Carl Abate and his wife Carla of Reading, Carol Gambale and her husband Chucky of Winthrop and John Abate of Brockton. Dear sister of Nicola Capolupo of California, Pasquale Capolupo of East Boston, Marianna Cioffi of Connecticut, Diane Giacalone of West Roxbury and the late John Capolupo. Cherished Nana of Charles, Maria, Audra and Isabella. Great Nana of Gabriela, Mia, Seaghan, Aoife, Audra and Aine.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow the mass in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.