Obituary: Joaquim S. Rebimbas

 Joaquim S. Rebimbas
Joaquim S. Rebimbas

NAUGATUCK — Joaquim S. Rebimbas, 71, the husband of Gracinda M. Rebimbas, passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2016 in the VITAS Hospice Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital with his family at his side.

Mr. Rebimbas was born on Oct. 15, 1944, in Pardelhas Murtosa, Portugal, a son of the late Francisco and Maria do Ceu Soares Rebimbas and had lived in Naugatuck for most of his life. He was a former employee of the L.G. DeFelice Construction Company, a member of the Laborers Union #390, a member of the Club Uniao Portuguesa and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Joaquim A. “Jack” Rebimbas of Prospect and Miguel F. “Michael” Rebimbas of West Palm Beach, Fla.; his brothers, Francisco Rebimbas and his wife Rosa and Diamantino Rebimbas and his wife Maria Rosa all of Naugatuck; his sister, Luisa Oliveira and her husband Pedro of Naugatuck; his brother-in-law, Davide Ruela of Naugatuck; his sister-in-law, Maria Matos and her husband Henrique of N.J.; his brother-in-law, Francisco Santos of Portugal and many nieces and nephews in the United States and in Portugal. Mr. Rebimbas was predeceased by his brothers, Zeferino Rebimbas and Jose Rebimbas and his sister, Gloria Ruela.

Mrs. Rebimbas and sons would like to extend sincerest thanks and appreciation to Dr. Linao, Dr. Sabbath and staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital Waterbury.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at 9 a.m. from the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury, CT 06706 or to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508-9979.

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