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Robert T. Abrahamsen

April 11, 2019 03:09 pm Updated: April 11, 2019 03:12 pm

Robert T. Abrahamsen, age 82 years, of Catskill, passed away on April 10, 2019. He was born on August 20, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and is the son of the late Trygve and Borghild (Johansen) Abrahamsen. Besides his parents, Robert is predeceased by his Grandson Gino Verdon III. Survivors include his wife Phyllis C. (Romeo) Abrahamsen, son Robert (Joan), son Kenneth ( Cindy), daughter, Patricia, daughter Christine (Joe), son Erik (Jennifer), sister Nellie Rutuelo, 12 grandchildren Megan and Craig, Brandon and Amber, Joseph and Zachary, Lauren, Kaitlyn and Hailey , Leif, Emmorsen and Chase, four great grandchildren Aiden, Ashton, Henry and William and several nieces and nephews. Robert is a retired Union carpenter, and during his retirement , for over the last twenty years he enjoyed running his family owned business - The Abrahamsen Tree Farm in Catskill, N.Y., which is located on his family’s property, he enjoyed growing his Christmas trees there, and selling them to families during the Christmas season. On April 10, 1964, Robert and Phyllis moved to the area from Brooklyn, N.Y. He is a lifetime member of The Kiskatom Fire Department, and he assisted in building part of the firehouse. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross St., Cairo, N.Y. at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow in the family plot of The Palenville Cemetery, Palenville, N.Y. Contributions in his memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes or Prader Willie Syndrome. Condolences may be made at