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Antonio Diaz

Antonio Dimas Diaz

Friday, March 26th, 1937 - Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Antonio Dimas Diaz, age 82 of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in his home in the presence of his family. Antonio, known to all his friends and family as “Tony” was born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, to Maria Cruz Robles and Angel Jesus Diaz.

Antonio dedicated more than forty years to public service and served in more than 30 organization boards through the City of Bridgeport, the State of Connecticut and Puerto Rico. He committed himself to helping the people in his community whether it was filling out job applications, finding them adequate housing, medical services, training, social services assistance or by serving on boards. He became an activist, not only by helping people navigate the system, but also by entering the political arena in the form of volunteering with different political candidates.

In 1995, Governor Ella Grasso, the first female governor in the State of Connecticut, appointed Mr. Diaz as Assistant Commissioner to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles to which he was later promoted to Deputy Commissioner and served in his position for 18 years. This was a groundbreaking appointment because, at the time, there were no Hispanics employed at that Motor Vehicle Department.

Antonio is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Nilda Diaz, three sons Hector and his wife Juanita, Edwin and his wife Evelyn and Eric Diaz, sister Anita Falco, brothers Roberto, Angel Luis, his grandchildren Nadine, Melissa, and Eric Lee Diaz and great grand-children. He was predeceased by his son, Antonio Jr., and grandson, Eric Dimas Diaz and brothers Hector, Angel Rafael and Elias. He will certainly be missed by all.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 8, 2019 between 5 and 8 pm in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St, Bridgeport. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday at 11am in the funeral home followed by interment at St Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. For online condolences, memorial tributes and to order flowers visit us at commercehillfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    4798 Main Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    Address
    4798 Main Street
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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    Officiant
    Fr. Eugene Szantyr
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    Location
    St. Michael's Cemetery
    Address
    2205 Stratford Avenue
    Stratford, Connecticut 06615
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Kenneth Bruno

Posted at 12:31pm
On behalf of the 'Bruno' family, we wish to express our sincere condolence and respect. May he rest in peace, and be remembered in our daily prayers, as he keeps a watchful prescence over all he loved and helped in life. Sincerely,Ken Bruno, and Family
JD

Jenny Diaz

Posted at 08:28am
Tony was a wonderful and exceptional man. Always kind, thoughtful and attentive to Nilda and his family. He was the best father-in-law and I will never forget how well he treated me. He will be remembered by how much he did for others especially his community. My heart goes out to all of his family. He will certainly be missed by all.

Love, Jenny
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Stephanie Zuiewski

Posted at 03:00am
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Diaz. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you remember and celebrate his remarkable life.
TA

Teresa Antignani

Posted at 07:33pm
Bob, sorry to hear about the passing of your brother.
Teresa Antignani
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Anita and Art Falco and Roberto Diaz

Posted at 05:10pm
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