Albano "Bano" Violante Dias

Friday, January 21st, 1927 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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WATERBURY – Albano Violante “ Bano” Dias, age 93 of Waterbury, passed away on Friday, May 8, 202 at St. Marys Hospital after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Ana Rosa Ferreira Barbosa Dias for 69 wonderful years.
Mr. Dias was born on January 21, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil the oldest son of the late Joaquim Violante and Maria Jose Dias and raised in Portugal alongside his six siblings. In his early years, Albano worked at Smide Tuberculosis Hospital and Conde de Ferreira Psychiatric Hospital, and was also handy as a shoemaker in Portugal, where he met his spouse, making by hand and gifting her first pair of shoes. Later in life, he enjoyed raising his grandchildren both in Portugal and in Connecticut, and even cared for three great grandchildren. His liveliness and patience with children will always be remembered. Bano emigrated to the United State in 1965 and went to work for the Waterbury Buckle and Tag as a Toolsetter for many years. Following his retirement he worked as City Crossing Guard at Hopeville School. Bano was an avid soccer fan and always rooted for his home city’s team FC Porto, Futebol Clube de Porto He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Ana Rosa (Barbosa), his two children; Carlos Dias; his son, Maria Jose Dias; his daughter; granddaughters; Diane Magalhaes, Nancy Pinto, Patricia Dias and grandson, Joao Dias, as well as their respective spouses and partners. Bano, was fortunate and blessed to meet and love his four great-grandchildren; Nicole, Samuel, Rachael and Isabella Alice. He also leaves behind his sisters, Teresa Araújo (Portugal), Judite Dias (Portugal) brother, Manuel Dias (California), He is predeceased by siblings; Maria Luisa Nogueira (Waterbury) and Ana Correira Araújo and Mateus Dias, both of Portugal.
Due to the current governmental restrictions concerning COVID 19, funeral services for Mr Dias will be limited to a graveside interment on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12 noon at All Saints Cemetery, Springbrook Rd Waterbury CT Those planning to attend are asked to gather at the cemetery where the committal service will be webcast to those in attendance at Following the service those in attendance may pass by the gravesite and acknowledge Bano’s family. To honor Albano’s memory, donations to the Dementia Society of America, or by mail to Dementia Society of American, PO Box 600 Doylestown PA 18901 are greatly appreciated. Casey’s Eastside Memorial has been honored to assist the Dias family in their time of need. Please keep the Dias family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Dias family on Bono’s tribute page at
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    All Saints Cemetery
    203 Spring Lake Rd
    Waterbury, CT 06706
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Cristina Martins

Posted at 11:51am
Descanse em paz Sr. Albano!
A sua falta será muito sentida por todos nós. Fica a lembrança dos bons momentos passados, das gargalhadas e das fotografias para recordar.
Um abraço muito especial à família, em especial a ti Carlos e Zé.
Estamos cá sempre para o que precisarem.
Vemo-nos um dia Sr. Albano.

Your California family

Posted at 10:31am
"Albano "Bano" Dias" will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you for everything!!
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Steve Hall

Posted at 07:24am
To Carlos and his family. Your dad led a wonderful and amazing life and the Hall family are thinking of you all during this difficult and trying time but always cherish those wonderful memories you have. God bless, Steve Hall and family.

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