Custodio Arturo Mesquita, 83(Vo Vo)
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on May 6, 2020, after a brief illness.
Born in Setubal, Portugal on March 22, 1937, he immigrated with his wife and two children to New Haven, Ct in July 1978, he worked for HB Ives for over 35 years, before retiring.
He was a commercial fisher man in his younger years in Portugal , he was a very hard worker , an avid gardener and loved to go crabbing , he was a quiet , peaceful , humble man, who was loved in his Hill neighborhood, he will be truly missed.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Ilda Mesquita, his father Arturo Mesquita, his Mother Arlette Mesquita, his sisters Celeste and Fernanda.
He leaves to cherish his beautiful memories, his daughter Sandra Mesquita, his son Victor Mesquita and his Fiancé Jeanna Szostek , ten grandchildren , George Rodriguez ( US Army ) , Alessia Mesquita, Aliya Caraway and her Fiancé Devon Colon, Victor Mesquita , Antonio Jones, Maurice Jones, Sasha Jones, Ricaiyla Little , Tyler Mesquita, Laiyla Little and four great Grandchildren, Ashliyah Vazquez, Joseph Martinez JR , Bryson Colon, Alaia Grace Newton, a wonderful son in law Rico Little, who was like a son to him, who made his last months more enjoyable, a host of family and friends in Connecticut and Portugal.
The family would like to thank the entire , Phenomenal staff at Apple Rehab Old Saybrook and Ct Hospice in Branford, CT, for taking such amazing care of our loved one during such a difficult time. The love, support and compassion that was shown, is beyond words, you are truly appreciated. You are our heroes.
Services and burial are PRIVATE for immediate family members only.
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