NAUGATUCK — Antonio S. Rebelo, 92, husband of Idalina (Pinho) Rebelo, passed away peacefully at the VITAS unit of St. Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Mr. Rebelo was born in Lisbon, Portugal on April 14, 1922, son of the late Manuel Maria and Aida (Dos Santos) Rebelo. He was a longtime Naugatuck resident and retired from the Chemical Division of Uniroyal, Inc. after 29 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and the Naugatuck Portuguese Club.
Besides his loving wife, Antonio is survived by his son, Anthony Manuel Rebelo and his wife, Janet, of Bloomfield; a granddaughter, Charis; a great-granddaughter, Olivia, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Julieta Rebelo Azambuja, and his nephew.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Paradigm of Prospect, VITAS Hospice Care, as well as Dr. Jabbour, for the special care given to Antonio during his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Waterbury. Friends are asked to please meet directly at the church at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury, CT 06706, or to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 199 Park Road Ext., Suite 102, Middlebury, CT 06762.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.