Neil Joseph "Buster" Abbatiello
August 26, 1922
July 24, 2005
Yonkers High School (High School)
Gorton High School (High School)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL)
Born to Neil and Catherine Abbatiello, Neil played both baseball and basketball in high school. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2 in the Pacific Theater. After the war, we worked for Otis Elevator in Yonkers while also playing some professional basketball with the Troy Celtics. He would then move into banking, retiring at the end of 1990.
He married Sadie Calone in 1943 and they had one son and one daughter. A grandson, Neil Abbatiello, pitched at Wagner College in 2017.
Obituary, Journal News, July 27, 2005