Brookfield resident Joseph E. Abbati, 65, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Born in Chicago on March 26, 1945, to Joseph Auer and Josephine Abbati, he worked for many years as a machinist in the heavy equipment industry. He worked for the Danly Machine in Cicero and in South Korea and at Komatsu in Kentucky, He also had businesses of his own, operating a gas station in Berwyn and installing garage doors. He also worked as a washer and dryer repairman.

Mr. Abbati is survived by his wife, Mary Abbati; his children, Kim (Mike Crowley) Abbati and Joseph Abbati; his grandchildren, Ian Crowley and Rainy Crowley; and his siblings, Dian Clare, Dennis Abbati, Patricia Maldic, Tony Abbati and Pamela Sandoval.

A funeral service was held Feb. 26 at Hitzeman Funeral Home in Brookfield, which handled arrangements. Interment was private.