MILLBROOK, N.Y. -- Donald J. Abruzzo, of Millbrook, died on Feb. 8. He was 82.
Abruzzo earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Fordham, then worked on a Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Abruzzo knew eight languages, including Sanskrit and Hittite. He worked as a sales representative to gift stores, then took what he called an exit-level job in a restaurant. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He loved classical music, home-cooked food, reading, and Sudoku.
Abruzzo is survived by his wife Daisy, his children Grace, Joseph, Margaret, and Teresa, and his daughter-in-law Joan. He had two granddaughters, Lucy and Mary Rose. He is also survived by a sister, Ann Timke.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, PO Box 439, Millbrook, NY 12545 or to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 980 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10028.