Daniel DaCosta

Daniel A. DaCosta

Tuesday, January 11th, 1927 - Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Daniel A. DaCosta, 93, of Pinellas Park, Florida, died peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2020 with his family by his side. He was beloved husband for 47 years of Maria Arlete DaCosta. Born January 11, 1927 in Freixiosa, Mangualde, Portugal, he immigrated to the United States in 1943. He resided in East Hartford before moving to Florida. He was co-owner of ERA II Construction for many years until his retirement. He was a man of deep faith and was comforted reading his favorite passages from the bible daily. He leaves two daughters, Nancy Querido and her husband Luis of East Hartford, and Judi Corado and her husband Jose Manuel of East Hartford; and a son, Jose DaCosta and his wife Dora of Seminole, Florida; three grandchildren, Luis Querido, Garret Corado and Joseph, Jr. DaCosta; two great grandchildren, Daniel and Lucia Corado. He leaves a special sister-in-law, Rosa Monteiro and her husband Jorge of East Hartford; several nieces and a nephew; and a special godson, Daniel Gaspar. He will be greatly missed, leaving many cherished memories behind. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday (March 8) from 4-7 p.m. at Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. Graveside services at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Hartford will be private. Online condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, March 8th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery East Hartford
    Burnside Avenue
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    Burial will be private.


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Dan Gaspar

Posted at 12:01pm
To my loving Godfather Daniel DaCosta. Amazing wonderful soul and warm heart with a contagious smile. A faithful man with incredible integrity. During one summer as a college student I worked for his construction company. He always looked out and cared for me. One day I begged him to drive a back hoe machine. He reluctantly agreed. I was going down hill and the machine picked up speed and went out of control. I thought it was going to flip upside down. Fortunately he jumped on the back hoe and got this dangerous situation under control. He said are you crazy? Whats wrong with you? Minutes later we laughed and hug each other. That was my Godfather. When he got angry and said some things, he quickly had remorse and would ask for forgiveness. Of course is face was as red as an apple. On another day we were moving a sewer pipe into position. The pipe was swinging and I grab the end of it the pipe lifted me off the ground and smashed my hand against the tree. My right hand was cut open and bleeding. I needed 13 stitches. At that time I was a goalkeeper for the University of Hartford. My hands were my life. Lucky for me there was nurse who ran out of her home to wrapped my hand. When the nurse drove me to the hospital, my Godfather in tears asked her to please take good care of him. He was devastated! Because he was my Godfather and one of the owners of ERA Construction I did not want the other labors to feel like I was getting special treatment. One day someone had to go into the sewer. All the labors were looking at each other. I volunteered. I was in the sewer taking out buckets of body waste. My Godfather looked into the sewer and to his surprise and shock he saw me inside. He started yelling at me to get out of there. But I finished the job! He said, your a college student, I never want to see you in the sewer again. He loved me and I loved him. Rest in peace Padrinho!

Paul and Maria Mello Ouellette

Posted at 05:43pm
My prayers to the Querido and Corado family at this difficult time May he Rest In Peace

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