Louis "Coach D" D'Abrosca,
75, of Warwick, died peacefully at home on April 9th after a valiant three year battle with lung cancer. He was the dear husband of Monica (Scenti) D'Abrosca. On May 12th they would have been married for forty-nine years. Born in Warwick, he was the son of the late Luigi and Maria (Nardelli) D'Abrosca.
Lou proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a lifetime member of the James Gavin Post.
Lou retired in 1998 from the Prudential Insurance Company after thirty-six years. Over the course of his career as financial advisor, he won many awards relating to the insurance industry. He served for many years on the Warwick Democratic City Committee. At the time of his death he was Vice Chair of the 7th Ward Democratic Committee. He was also a former State Committeeman.
Coach D coached in the Continental Little League for forty years. During that time, his teams won over twenty three championships. He always felt that his greatest accomplishment with "his boys" was watching them grow into successful young men. During the last months of his illness, many of his players, passed and present, visited, emailed or wrote to him. His family wishes to thank you for giving him so much joy at such a difficult time. He was also a member of the Continental Board of Directors for thirty years and the league Treasurer for the past twenty-three years. For twenty-two years, Lou and his family ran a tournament in memory of his son, Louis Matthew, who died 1984. The event raised over $336,000 for The Jimmy Fund, to help find a cure for Cancer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved daughters, Lynn A. D'Abrosca of Warwick and Amy D'Abrosca Caucci of Bristol, CT. Poppi was blessed with four cherished granddaughters. Kayla E. and Cara E. Coogan of Warwick and Ariana A. and Gabriela J. Caucci of Bristol, CT. They were the light of his life. Also survived by his mother-in-law, Isabel Scenti of Johnston, a brother Joseph D'Abrosca of Narragansett and a sister Mary Bottella of Johnston, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his son Louis, he was pre-deceased by his brothers Antonio and James D'Abrosca and sister Antonetta LeBeau and three other siblings, John, Salvatore and Carmela D'Abrosca.
His funeral will be held on Thursday April 14th from THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME at 8:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gregory the Great Church at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday April 13th from 4:00 PM - 8:00PM, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lou's memory to the Bishop Hendricken Capital Campaign, 2615 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02889 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.
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