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Anibal F. DeBrito

April 24, 2020

Obituary

Anibal Francisco de Brito was born to the late Francisco Britto Sr. and Maria Silva on September 15, 1929 in the Republic of Cape Verde. On Friday, April 24th, 2020 God in his infinite wisdom whispered in his ear that his work on this earth was done and he could rest.  In addition to his parents, Anibal was preceded in death by his daughter, Antonia Ana Varela.

After his Academic Studies in the Republic of Cape Verde, Anibal followed in the footsteps of his father and became a Merchant Marine.  Anibal was able to travel the world.  After his retirement from being a Merchant Marine, Anibal came to the United States, reuniting with his father and his Step –Mother, the late Mildred Britto and settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Anibal found employment and worked for the Schmidt Brewery Distribution Company for over twenty years. He enjoyed traveling, especially with his brother, Monsignor Federico and enjoyed all family gatherings with his siblings. He made a point to remain in close contact with his siblings and children throughout Europe, Cape Verde, and the United States. Over the years Anibal became a well-known fixture on the 1800 Block of Master Street. A life-long and devout Catholic, Anibal was a member of the St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

In 1972, Anibal Married, The former Rennetta Rawls who preceded him in death. From that union two daughters were born, Anitra Maria and Renita Angele.

Anibal leaves to mourn his memory his children Ana Maria Britto and Juaquino Britto of Italy, Diolanda Britto and Antonio Britto of Portugual, Alcides Britto and Federico Britto of Holland, Francisco Britto of Angola, Octavia Britto of Cape Verde, Cristiana Britto of France, Francisca de Cruz of Brazil, Anitra Maria Williams, Son in law Damon Williams, and Renita de Brito of Philadelphia PA. He also leaves his beloved siblings, Frances Hester, Monsignor Federico Britto, Francisco Britto Jr., all from Philadelphia and Jose Montiero of the Netherlands.  Anibal also leaves, Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, and Great-Great –Grandchildren from around the world, a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Anibal’s love, wisdom, guidance and support will be truly missed but it will never be forgotten. 

Submitted With Love, 

The Family  

 

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
May 6, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church
525 South Cobbs Creek Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Mass
Wednesday
May 6, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church
525 South Cobbs Creek Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Interment

Northwood Cemetery
1501 Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19126

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