Annette Abbood, 81, of Kinnelon, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains.
Born in Garfield, Annette was the daughter of Albert and Theresa Barbato. She spent the majority of her childhood in the Garfield and Lodi area, and was introduced to Charlie Abbood by a relative. The two hit it off, and on November 11, 1956, they married.
Annette and Charlie started their marriage in Lodi, and moved to Lincoln Park in 1963. There they raised four children with Annette being a devoted wife and stay-at-home mother.
In 1995, Annette and Charlie retired to Naples, FL where they enjoyed the warmer winters. Charlie predeceased Annette in 2001. Annette continued to live in Florida for a few more years, but returned to New Jersey ten years ago.
Annette is lovingly survived by her children, Lorraine Addice and her husband Frank, Charlene Abbood, Mary Benavidez and Albert Abbood and his children; her sister, Gertrude DeMarco and her family. Annette was blessed to have been cared for by Velma Maxwell, her devoted caretaker, for over a year. Annette leaves behind her faithful companion of 17 years, Minnie her beloved Miniature Pinscher.
Visiting hours will be 6-9 pm Wednesday at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held at 8:30 pm to conclude visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital would be greatly appreciated.