With profound sadness in our hearts, the Abate family announces the death of Joseph on Friday, April 30th, 2010 at the age of 57. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Joseph passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his dedicated and adoring wife of 36 years Carmela, and three loving children: Antonette, Connie and Andrew (Katie). Joseph will be fondly remembered by his brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and their families. The family wishes to thank the Partners in Community and CCAC staff who assisted with his care. Friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) for visitation on Sunday, May 2nd and Monday, May 3rd from 6 – 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 91 Ribblesdale Dr., Whitby on Tuesday, May 4th at 10:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Toronto. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Oshawa General Hospital Foundation-Palliative Care Unit.