STAMFORD, Conn. – Damaso R. Serpa, of Stamford, died Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Stamford Hospital. He was 90.
He was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Cuba to the late Vicente and Antonia Rivas Serpa.
Serpa, known as “Nito” was employed at Machletts for more than 25 years in the shipping department until his retirement. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and loved fishing and playing dominos.
He is survived by his daughter, Elsa A. DelMazzio of Stamford; grandchildren Ivonne Cruz, Marianne DelMazzio and Richard DelMazzio; great-grandchildren Amber Cruz, Sabatino Cruz, Jason Purdy and Matthew DelMazzio; sisters Emma, Juanita and Elsa, all of Cuba; brother Guarberto Serpa of Cuba; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Brigida Fernandez Serpa; great-grandson Kyle Cruz; sister Elia Serpa; and brothers Oreste, Benigno and Juan Serpa.
Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Friday for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget's of Ireland Roman Catholic Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Mausoleum, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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