June 15, 1944 ~ December 18, 2019
Ernesto Pimentel, 75, of Hamden, passed away peacefully at CT Hospice on December 18, 2019 with his loving wife of 50 years, Maria DeLima Pimentel, by his side. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal on June 15, 1944 to the late Ernesto and Antonia DaCosta Pimentel; Ernesto grew up in Sao Miguel, Azores and served in the Portuguese Army before moving to America at the age of 24 to be with the love of his life. They settled in Hamden where they raised their children. Ernesto worked for DeFonce Construction Co. for 25 years before his retirement. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament and St. Rita's churches and was an active member of the Portuguese Club in Wallingford. Ernesto's children remember him as a father who would do anything for not just his family, but for anyone who needed him. He was a hard worker who also enjoyed gardening and cooking, and was an extremely talented woodworker. Ernesto also enjoyed being with his family and going to various Portuguese festivals and was a happy man who loved telling jokes. Maria will miss her best friend, but she will cherish her memories of the special love they had together and traveling with Ernesto to places such as Canada and their beloved Sao Miguel, Azores. Besides his wife, Ernesto leaves his daughters, Natalie (Keith) Munck and Anna Simone all of Hamden; son, Jose Pimentel of North Haven; grandchildren, Donny, Kimberly, Michael, and Keith; great grandson, Keith Mason. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernesto and Antonia Pimentel, and his parents-in-law, Jose and Virginia DeLima, whom he loved very much. Friends may visit with his family on Monday morning, December 23rd from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita's Church at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial in Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in Ernesto's memory may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.