Carlos R. Cabral, age 78, of Stratford, beloved husband of Juvenalia Amaral Cabral, passed away suddenly on Friday, September 1, 2017. Born on December 5, 1938 in Azores, Portugal, he was a son of the late Manual and Maria Cabral. Carlos immigrated to the United States in 1968, settling in Bridgeport before moving to Stratford. He was a retired laborer for Burns Construction with over 30 years of dedicated service.
A devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church, he was always there to lend a hand and help in any capacity needed. He was active on many committees and involved in the Curculio prayer group as well assisting on the alter during Mass and funerals; he volunteered at St. Vincent's Medical Center, providing communion to patients. Carlos enjoyed gardening and tending to his yard and enjoyed watching his soccer team, Sporting CP.
A true gentleman, Carlos was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He treasured time with his family, especially his grandchildren. The unconditional love and care he gave will always live on in the hearts of all.
In addition to his beloved wife of 53 years, Juvenalia, survivors include his two loving children, a daughter, Debia Cabral and a son, Carlos A. Cabral and his wife Deanna all of Stratford, four cherished grandchildren, Alexis Lobo, Cassandra Lobo-Young and her husband Gregory, Nikolas Cabral and Jocelyn Rodriguez, three brothers, Fernando Raposo and his wife Maria of Rhode Island, Jacinto Cabral and his wife Juliette of Newtown and Jordan Cabral and his wife Clarice of Massachusetts. He also leaves to cherish his memory several brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Juvencio Cabral and wife of Eulalia of Massachusetts and his sister Floreberta Cabral of Portugal.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. directly in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 429 Huntington Rd., Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in the Mount St. Peter's Cemetery, Derby, CT. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.