Groton - Our beloved Silvestre Abat "Bert" Cabanban, 77, of Ring Drive, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, New London.
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Silvestre was born Dec. 27, 1936 in San Fernando La Union, Philippines. In 1960 he emigrated to the United States, became a U.S. citizen and enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Cabanban served in the United States Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1980 with the rank of E-5. He was employed for 15 years as a welder at Electric Boat, retiring in 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Florencia (Punzalan) Cabanban; a son, Robert Cabanban and his wife, Angela Cabanban of Groton; a daughter, Brenda Foskey of Four Oaks, N.C.; three grandchildren, Robert A. Cabanban, Alexa and Dakota Foskey; and three great-grandchildren, Robert Y. Cabanban, Sabrina and Tonya LaPolice.
There are no funeral services scheduled.
The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Condolence messages made can be left on Silvestre "Bert" Cabanban memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Published in The Day on Apr. 12, 2014