Dennis J. Cabral - Blackstone

Dennis J. Cabral - Blackstone

Dennis J. Cabral, 70, of Blackstone, and formerly of Uxbridge, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, in Milford Regional Medical Ctr., Milford, with his family by his side.

He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., in 1942, the son of the late John C. and Lillian Maria (Pacheco) Cabral.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Previously a resident of Slatersville, R.I., Mr. Cabral was a dispatcher for Stop-n-Shop Supermarkets for more than 30 years.

After retiring he spent five devoted years as a transport driver for Alternatives Unlimited and was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” in 2008.

He was a longtime member of the Valley Chapel–Nazarene Church of Uxbridge. He loved music, especially recording and playing guitar for the church.

He cherished the time spent with his family and friends around the dinner table, both cooking for and playing games with them.

Mr. Cabral is survived by his children, Dawn M. and her husband Raymond Thiebault of Blackstone, Darrell J. Cabral of Hudson, Fla., Deanna B. Cabral and her other half, Bill Laflamme of Blackstone, and Diana L. and her husband Keenon Hurst of Sapulpa, Okla.; a sister, Linda and her husband David Thibault of North Smithfield, R.I.; seven grandchildren, Samantha and her husband George, Alyssa, Brian and his wife Kristen, James and his wife Alison, Elle, Isla and Brindal; a great-granddaughter, Maliya; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Langelier.

Funeral services will be held Thursday July 18, 2013, at 10 A.M. in the Valley Chapel–Nazarene Church of Uxbridge, 130 Douglas St., Route 16, Uxbridge, Mass. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, N. Smithfield, R.I. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 N. Main St., Route 122, Uxbridge.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dennis Cabral Passion Fund, c/o Unibank, 25 North Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569. www.bumafuneralhome.com