December 13, 1934 - February 1, 2014

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Obituaries » THOMAS R. ABARE

ABARE, THOMAS R., 79, died February 1, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Barre, the son of Reginald T. and Eloise (Rickert) Abare. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He also attended radio school for two years. He worked for New England Telephone as a toll tester, owned and operated Saxtons River Cable Co. and Vermont Amusement, and was a disc jockey with WOOL in Bellows Falls. He was also a ham radio operator. On Sept. 14, 1957, in Burlington, he married Jeannine Dion. He was a member of the American Legion, the BPOE 1619, Polish American Club and the Moose Lodge, all in Bellows Falls. He was a former member of the Bellows Falls Fire Department, president of the former local Junior Chamber of Commerce, and served as a Bellows Falls trustee. He also served in the National Guard. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kimberly Cuiffo, of Bayville, N.J.; four sons, Reginald Abare, of Westminster, Michael Abare, of Ventura, Calif., Christopher Abare, of Los Angeles, and Jason Abare, of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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