Shorty Abbenante, 80, of Dunnellon, FL passed away November 15, 2018. Born in Providence, RI, he came to this area in 2010 from South Carolina. He was a retired truck driver and Protestant by faith. Shorty enjoyed dogs, horses and rodeos and used to bull ride many years ago. He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; daughters, Sandy Lee Abbenante of Homestead, FL and Shirey Sickle of Marathon, FL; sister, Helen Pongetti of New Haven, CT; brother, Raymond Abbenante of Belvediere, IL and a grandson Eddie May of Inverness, FL. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.