Angel A. Abelleira

April 5, 2017
Abelleira, Angel A.

Angel Abelleira, 86, of Merrimack died peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.  Angel, known as Yeyo to most, began his life as a first generation Cuban in Havana, Cuba, the son of the late Josefa Díaz and Angel Abelleira.  Angel was educated at a military academy in Cuba, where he studied to become an electrician.  In 1967 Angel and his wife Silvia decided to leave Cuba with their two children and come to the United States.  At the time, the entire family could not leave Cuba, so    Angel selflessly stayed behind, but was eventually reunited with his family.  This is but one example of the love, devotion and generosity that Angel showered upon his family throughout his life.  Angel was always there when needed, caring for those both older than him (Tata Fina) and younger.  Angel loved travelling to Cancún Mexico with his wife and grandchildren every summer, tirelessly working in the yard to achieve the perfect lawn, playing Dominoes, Cubilete and PIG, reading, keeping up on current events and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Angel retired from Hampshire Manufacturing Company after 25 years of service.

Surviving him are his wife of 61 years, Silvia of Merrimack, NH; son Angel and wife Susan of Nashua, NH; son Alberto and wife Mary of Merrimack, NH; four grandchildren, Brandon Abelleira and wife Evelyn of Merrimack, NH, Andrew Abelleira of Newton, Audrey Abelleira and husband Paul Maes of Manchester, NH, and Dennis Abelleira of Nashua, NH; two great-granddaughters, Sara and Sophia Abelleira; loving and devoted brother-in-law, Sergio Hebra, Sr. of Merrimack, NH; and dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including Ana (Hebra) Flaster, Andrew Flaster, Natalia and Samuel Flaster; Sergio Hebra, Jr., Jada Keye Hebra, Dante, Diego and Mia Hebra; Diane (Hebra) Merchant, David Merchant, Lily and Nickolas Merchant.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours Sunday, April 9th from 2-5 pm at Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH.  The funeral will be held the following day at 9:30 a.m at St. John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road, Merrimack, NH. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua.  Those wishing to honor Angel by helping others, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Parkinson Foundation at National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or the Nashua Children’s Home at 125 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03064. For more information or to leave a message of condolence, please visit Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.

4 Comments on Angel A. Abelleira

Kathy Dwyer said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2017 at 11:55 AM

Angel, Susan, Audrey, Dennis, and Family, I had the privilege of meeting your Dad only a couple of times. The first time I met your parents, I remember being captivated as they told the story of your family's emigration from Cuba. Your Mum told most of the story, with your Dad chiming in at a couple of points with various details. He struck me as a friendly, but quiet man, who could make your mother smile or laugh so easily. What I remember most was that you could feel the love between your parents and how that love expanded to include their family and friends. Both your parents exuded such warmth and Faith in God. It reminded me very much of my own parents and the way they lived their lives. I like to think those who suffer through illness while on earth can skip Purgatory and make their way straight to God's arms in Heaven. I have no doubt your Dad is there now. I will pray for him and for you and your family, especially your Mom. May God Bless, Kathy

Marianne Ulcickas Yood said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Tio was very special, as is your entire family. Sending you lots of love...Marianne, Steve, Josh and Alex Ulcickas Yood

Mary Ellen (McDonough) Sinkiewicz said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your beautiful husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. Thankful to have known this beautiful man.

Harvey keye said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2017 at 2:02 PM

May you have the courage to GRIEVE and your burden be easy, for he was a man of great intelligence, courage, uplift, and manhood with extreme humility and greatful for everything that came his way! He will rest in HEAVENLY PEACE! harvey

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