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Tony Abu

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Published in  October 2022

In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 2, 2022, Abyss Anthony Abu passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by the love and support of his family. Tony, as he was affectionately known by, was 75 years old and for the past year bravely stood against the deliberating effects of ALS. Surviving Tony are his beloved wife of 52 years, Kathleen S. (Sullivan) Abu; two daughters, Jennifer Hollander and her husband Sam of Mount Kisco, NY and Kathleen Carson and her husband Robert of Novato, CA; three grandchildren, Joey Hollander, Daniel Carson and Oliver Carson and a sister, Marni Abu of Framingham. Tony was preceded in death by his sister, Christine Abu.

Born and raised in Framingham, Tony was one of three children to the late Anthony and Rose (Daboul) Abu. He attended Framingham public schools, was a graduate of Framingham South H.S. and studied at Fairfield University.

Tony worked several years alongside his father in the family restaurant – the well-known Anthony’s Steakhouse of Framingham. In 1973, Tony and Kathy relocated to Northborough and started their family. During this time the passion to build and design, coupled with the admiration of architecture, led Tony to venture into construction. In 1975, with his devoted wife Kathy assisting with business operations, he started Abu Construction. With pride, skill, and an honest reputation, Abu Construction soon was known as a respected company within the region. Tony’s outgoing personality and generous nature will be remembered by customers and contractors alike.

Tony enjoyed spending time with his family and vacationing at his home in Chatham. He was a car enthusiast and loved listening to music. He was a longtime member of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Northborough.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, in Saint Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main Street, Northborough. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the Abu family respectfully request memorial donations to support the fight against ALS to CCALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or online at Services are under the care of Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough.

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