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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

Wayne L. DeBrito

January 12, 1959October 28, 2019
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Wayne L. DeBrito, 60, passed away unexpectedly October 28, 2019 in his home.

Born in New Bedford, a son of Aguinaldo DeBrito of New Bedford and the late Irene (Medeiros) DeBrito, he was a lifelong area resident.

Wayne attended Swain School of Design. He worked for many years as a very talented sign painter all over the City of New Bedford. He also worked for Sunbeam Bread and Titleist.

Wayne was a huge New England Sports fan and he loved to listen to rock and roll. Everywhere he went in the city, when he saw someone he knew, he would greet them with a smile and a wave. He was a loving, caring man who was always laughing and telling jokes. The way he lit up a room will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Heather DeBrito of New Bedford; two grandchildren, Gianna Pina and Bryson Bourassa; two brothers, Robert DeBrito of N. Dartmouth and Brian DeBrito of E. Freetown; nephew and nieces, Ryan DeBrito, Tiffany Contois, Kellie-Ann DeBrito, and Tricia DeBrito; great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the brother of the late Judith Cobb.

His family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. A gathering for family and friends will follow immediately after the service. For online tribute www.rock-funeralhome.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial

Memories

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carol leblanc

November 8, 2019

to the debrito family
sorry for your loss wayne was a great guy he showed me how throw the jarts at mooney party.i wont forget that. wayne will be missed if you see a shiney star that will be him looking down on all of you.hugs from me prayers are with you.at this time.

Victor Fonseca

November 5, 2019

My Deepest Sympathy to the family sorry for your loss Wayne was a great person full of life always had a smile he will be miss by all may he Rest Eternal Peace.

larry gautreau

November 3, 2019

Very sorry for your loss,,Wayne was a great friend of mine,,and my family. We use to talk about rock and roll all day,, he painted my bands signs,and everybody loved them.

Lisa DeBrito

November 2, 2019

My heart breaks over the loss of Wayne. Someone I've known pretty much my whole life. From childhood friend, to brother-in-law, then back again to friend. I have so many great memories of Wayne as a kid....Hang'n out at Pulaski Park, our mutual love for Elton John, numerous parties, Smugglers Den and "Behind the Doors" (Doors tribute band, lol), Sassaquin Pond, and so many others. Then later in life when he became my brother-in-law, and then the favorite "Uncle Wayne" to my daughters. So many fun times, crazy times, silly times, and then of course some not so good times. But at every step of the way he was ALWAYS the good guy, the best brother-in-law, the best uncle, the one you could talk to about anything. Life gets in the way sometimes, and circumstances sometimes get in the way of friendships, but a little over 3 years ago, at a simple "Gender Reveal" party for my now 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, our paths crossed again, and for that I am so grateful! The loss of Wayne is a huge detriment to the DeBrito family, but they are all so lucky to have had such a wonderful, kind-hearted, loving Dad, Grampa, Son, Brother, Uncle and Cousin in their lives for as long as they did. You will truly be missed my friend....crossover to Elton's Yellow Brick Road in peace!

Heather DeBrito

November 2, 2019

It’s really nice to read everyone’s comments about my Dad. He was my best friend and I can’t believe I have to live the rest of my life without him. My Dad and I were extremely close and I’m grateful for our heart to heart conversations that will stay with me forever. The majority of the woman I am today came from his guidance through life. He made my entire life so special and was the definition of unconditional love, he never gave up on me! I am going to miss him so deeply, going to miss watching him be a Grandpa, but I am so very proud to be his daughter and I will always keep his memory alive! He touched a lot of people’s lives in a very special way. I look forward to getting to know his friends I haven’t met and listening to stories of times shared. I am thankful for the support of my family through this horrific time.

I love you so much Dad!

*Grandpa and Gianna at breakfast*

Norman Agostinho

November 1, 2019

Wayne was a great man he spent a lot of time years ago with my son Kevin , he taught him a lot about sign painting and told him what school to go to in Boston ,same . one Wayne went to . He was my neighbor when I lived on the pond, and I would always go up and see him when I came up from Florida. I will miss him he was a great
friend . God bless Him and Hiss hole family on there loss of a great person My condolences to his hole Family
God bless you all Norman Agostinho

Rochelle Dion Mastera

November 1, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear about Wayne

Nancy Macleod

October 31, 2019

Wayne my friend, I am going to miss your smile, laugh,your jokes and so much more. I remember when we went to the pink floyd tribute concert, we had so much fun, you sang your heart out that night!! I'll always remember all the pool games we played. Thank you for bringing so much happiness into my life. I will never forget what you did for me. Rest in peace Wayne. 🙏❤

Kevin Soares

October 31, 2019

I did not grow up with Wayne or even hang out with him. Wayne knew my family well and I know his. Wayne was a very nice person and if he ever saw me outside he would always stop to see how I was doing and chit chat a little and if there was a day he couldn't stop he would definitely blow horn, wave and smile as always, very cool guy for sure. Will miss him. My condolences to his family.

Lori Pare

October 31, 2019

It was a pleasure working with Wayne on second shift , a very sweet guy , who always had a smile on his face ...my condolences to the family..RIP my friend...

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Biography

Wayne L. DeBrito, 60, passed away unexpectedly October 28, 2019 in his home.

Born in New Bedford, a son of Aguinaldo DeBrito of New Bedford and the late Irene (Medeiros) DeBrito, he was a lifelong area resident.

Wayne attended Swain School of Design. He worked for many years as a very talented sign painter all over the City of New Bedford. He also worked for Sunbeam Bread and Titleist.

Wayne was a huge New England Sports fan and he loved to listen to rock and roll. Everywhere he went in the city, when he saw someone he knew, he would greet them with a smile and a wave. He was a loving, caring man who was always laughing and telling jokes. The way he lit up a room will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved daughter, Heather DeBrito of New Bedford; two grandchildren, Gianna Pina and Bryson Bourassa; two brothers, Robert DeBrito of N. Dartmouth and Brian DeBrito of E. Freetown; nephew and nieces, Ryan DeBrito, Tiffany Contois, Kellie-Ann DeBrito, and Tricia DeBrito; great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was the brother of the late Judith Cobb.

His family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. A gathering for family and friends will follow immediately after the service. For online tribute www.rock-funeralhome.com.