Daniel Barboza, age 84, passed away on October 6, 2021 in Venice, FL. He was the son of the late Rev. Manual Barboza and Augusta (Gomes) Barboza. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Dr. Phyllis Currier and five children: Steven Barboza of Bel Air, MD, Roxanne Costa of Rochester, MA, Tammy Barboza of Culpepper, VA, Danielle Currier of Beverly, MA and Nichole DaCosta of Berlin, MA, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Dan was granted a Top Secret Cryptologic clearance and served in the United States Army Security Agency as a specialist during the Cold War. After his military service, he earned his BS degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He was certified as a Senior HR Professional by the Society for Human Resources Management. He was employed as Director of HR in Health Care and Manufacturing companies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. Dan later earned an MS Degree in Health Care Administration from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Dan's career evolved into working as a Federal Investigator for the US Department of Labor until his retirement.
Prior to moving year-round to Florida, Dan was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Tiverton, RI, where he served as Acolyte, Chalice Bearer, Lector, Vestry member and Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Venice, FL until his passing. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the BPOE Elks and American Legion. He was a lifelong member of the American MENSA. He volunteered for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Venice and was a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem.
Dan loved fishing, tennis, golf and was an amateur boxer in his youth. He was an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction. He and Phyllis spent many summers sailing the waters of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Throughout his life, Dan never tired of being a positive influence for those with whom he came in contact. He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife, Phyllis, by his family and by his many friends as a good man.
Published by Legacy on Oct. 7, 2021.
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