Obituary: Michael Abu, 87

Michael Abu, 87, of Southborough, MA passed away on Monday, July 23rd, 2012. He was born on November 23, 1924 and was a long-time resident of Framingham. During WWII he was a US Navy fighter pilot in the Pacific Theatre. Upon completion of his service, he graduated from Boston University. For over thirty years he was a successful restaurateur: Dairy Queen, Mr. Hamburg, and Giovanni’s in Marlborough and Acton. He was an avid golfer and member of the Framingham Country Club for many years. Mike will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gloria (Piotti), married for 65 years, and their six children: Michele (Bill Carrick), Dorene (Peter Christie), David, Joel, Karen (Carney), and Alicia (Simmons). He was grandfather to Peter and Sean (Christie), Michael (Carrick), and Connor, McKenzie, and Baylee (Simmons) and great-grandfather to Ava, Carson, Ryan, Bennett, and Elsie (Christie). He is also survived by his sisters, Emma Daboul, Dolores Smith and Virginia Maboub. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, one of whom is Andrew Abu (Jane Abu).

Calling hours will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland, MA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Epiphany School (

Saturday July 28, 2012, 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church

Friday July 27, 2012, 5 – 8 PM at Matarese Funeral Home

(Obituary courtesy of Matarese Funeral Home)

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Mike Guarino
11 years ago

Gloria and family….what a great loss! Mike was a very special giant of a man and will be greatly missed. I always so enjoyed being in his company. I am sorry I cannot be there to celebrate his funeral Mass but I assure you he and you are in my prayers and I will celebrate Mass for him down here. God Bless all of you.
With great affection
Mike Guarino

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