Ellen C. Abate


After a hard fight against Parkinson’s Disease, Ellen Abate died on December 29, 2013 and moved to the next stage of her spiritual life.

Ellen lived in Vineyard Haven for 11 years, from 1992 to 2003, where she was a cook at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Ellen was known for her dry wit, great cooking skills, gardening, and decorating.

She would have been 75 years old on June 21, 2014. Ellen moved to Ocala, Fla., with her longtime friend,Kathy Kerwin in 2003, yet was well aware she would return to the Vineyard.  A private gathering is planned on her birthday.

Her niece Rosary Abate and many friends will remember Ellen in his or her own way.