Antonio Palhete, age 69, of Shelton, beloved husband of Rosa Jorge Palhete, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 20, 1949 in Ardaos, Boticas, Portugal. Antonio was a veteran of the Portuguese Army having served in Angola, Africa. He spent several years working in Spain and France before immigrating to the United States in 1974. Antonio was a retired employee of 25 years from Bishop Manufacturing / Atrium Window Company as well as installing windows on the weekends. He was incredibly hard working and always found time to maintain his beautiful vegetable garden, raise rabbits and chickens, and hosting his family & friends with his love of grilling. He showed his love through food and giving. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his beloved and committed wife of 51 years, Rosa, survivors include two loving daughters Dr. Ana M. Palhete (John) of Shelton, Mindy Palhete-Fernandes (Luis) of Brookfield CT and his most cherished and adored grandchildren, Johnny, Joshua, and Quin. He also leaves behind several siblings, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, and at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Bridgeport for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in Mt. St. Peters Cemetery, Derby. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.