Abate, William J. "Ess" WW II Distinquished Purple Heart Veteran, beloved husband of the late Angeline M. "Lee" (nee Rocco), loving father of Donna (Michael) Baio, devoted son of the late Antonio and Angelina Abate, dear brother of Albina (the late Carmen) Alfano, Lee (Ed) Hendrickson, the late Rose (Joe) O'Neill and James (the late Loretta) Abate, fond brother-in-law of Evelyn (the late Patrick) Berkery, cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., from Lawn Funeral Home
, 7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park, to St. Julie Billiart Church. Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Holy Sepulchre. Member of Chicago Ridge V.F.W. Post #2255, Goldstar American Legion Post #1102 and Sons of Italy. Funeral info: 708-429-3200.