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Julio R. Vaz

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Norwich - Julio R. Vaz, 89, of Warren St., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Fogo, Cape Verde Islands on May 16, 1923, son of the late Augusto and Ilda (Rodrigues) Vaz-DePina. Julio worked most of his life as a mason. He last worked for Stone-Webster Co. at the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant.

On July 8, 1947, he was united in marriage to Eva R. DePina. Mrs. Vaz passed away on Feb. 13, 2009.

In addition to his wife and parents, Julio was predeceased by two sons, Carlos Vaz and John Vaz.

Mr. Vaz is survived by a son, Sam Vaz of New London; six daughters, Dominica Silver of Groton, Nova Edwards of New London, Maria Hay-Vaz of New London, Julia DePina of Norwich, Juana DePina of New Hampshire and Ilda Vaz-Ray of Willimantic; a brother, John Silvestre-DePina of Boston; two sisters, Domingas Lopes of Boston and Antonia Gomes of Norwich; a companion, Juana Vaz of Norwich; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will assemble at 9 a.m. Tuesday, at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home, 82 Cliff St., Norwich, and proceed at 9:30 a.m. to a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church in Norwich. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

To view an online obituary, send a condolence or to light a candle, please visit www.cummings-gagnefh.com
Published in The Day on Jan. 13, 2013
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