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Helene Abode

October 23, 1928 — September 27, 2018

Mrs. Helene ( Azzy) Abode, 89, of North Brunswick, NJ, died Thursday at St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Lebanon, Mrs. Abode came to the United State in 1947 settling in New Brunswick. She later moved to North Brunswick and has been a resident there for the past 38 years.
To Helene, her family meant everything. She had an "open door policy" for all. Her house was the meeting place. She loved to feed people. There was always food on the stove and no one could leave until they had a hot meal and warm conversation over coffee. She loved having her home filled with people and laughter. Her love was big and will be missed! Mrs. Abode was an active member for many years at Sacred Heart RC Church, New Brunswick. Besides caring for family and friends, she worked for over 30 years keeping house at several of the Rutgers' University housing units. She was widowed at a young age with 7 children requiring her to work a second job cooking at Gambinos Restaurant…feeding people! She will forever be our 'Helena.'
Predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas in 1967 and her parents, Naaman and Haboubah. She was also predeceased by her grandchild, Anthony Azzi , and four brothers. Surviving are her seven children and their spouses: Michael & Dunia Abode; Kenneth & Elaine Abode; Edward & Helene Abode; Elaine Abode; Joseph & Mary Abode; Betty Abode; Thomas & Maria Abode, her 12 grandchildren: Helene Maroun, Michael Abode II, Anthony, Kenneth, Elaine, Thomas, Helene Abode, Amanda Dias, Clark (CJ ) Dias, Erica Coppola, Thomas Abode II and Matthew Abode; her 14 great grandchildren, one sister, Eugene Ghanime, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd at 9am From The Crabiel home for Funerals 170 North Main street at Riva Avenue, Milltown, NJ , followed by a 10am Mass Of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart RC Church, 56 Troop Avenue, New Brunswick. Interment will take place in the St. Peters Cemetery in New Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 2nd, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. To sign the online condolence "guestbook" please go to www.crabiel.com
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Crabiel Home for Funerals

Riva Ave, Milltown, NJ 08850

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Crabiel Home for Funerals

Riva Ave, Milltown, NJ 08850

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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