Charles Peter Gabriel, Sr., age 70, beloved husband of Constance Giacobbe Gabriel of Naugatuck, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on January 10th, 1951, he was a son of the late Dr. Peter Gabriel and Antoinette Gabriel (Azzara) and was a longtime resident of Naugatuck.
Charles attended NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) where he studied Architecture and proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He was a fire protection engineer for over 33 years, working 28 years at M&J Daly and 5 years at K&M Fire Protection Services Inc. before his retirement.
Charles was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. To him family was life. He was kind and generous and cared about everyone he came to know. He was proud of his Italian heritage and his NY roots and loved family gatherings. Charles had a passion for music, played the guitar, wrote his own lyrics and was very fond of The Beatles.
In addition to his beloved wife of 26 years Connie, survivors include his five loving children: Kristina Johnston and husband Richard, Charles P. Gabriel Jr. and wife Megan, Nicholas Gabriel and wife Kristin, Jessica Barrett and husband Michael and Claudio Roma, a sister, Theresa Manzolillo and husband Joseph and ten grandchildren, RJ Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Katelyn Johnston, Charleigh Gabriel, Noa Gabriel, Cassidy Gabriel, Brayden Barrett, Logan Barrett, Destiny Meath and Sky Meath. He also leaves behind a loving extended family including his Aunt Frances Azzara and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Gabriel, an uncle, Frank Azzara and an aunt, Rosalie Cacioppo.
The Mass of Christan Burial has been postponed due to exposure to COVID-19. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or at woundedwarriorproject.org.