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On the eve of Feb 17th 2014, George Rebello, 5 days short of his 81st birthday, went to his rest after a brief illness. George, the son of the late Manuel & Maisie Rebello, the youngest of four children was born and raised in "The Village" area of School St., Taunton. Cpl. Rebello received an honorable discharge after serving in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He returned home and married his sweetheart Ann McKenna, from Whitehill Street, and celebrated 56 years of marriage. In the early days George loved square dancing with his partner Ann and working on race cars at Sparky's Garage. They moved to North Dighton in 1960. Mr. Rebello is the father of Stacy Rebello and her husband Chris Magidson, Owen Rebello and Jason Rebello. George was a devoted family man and was often at his children's events. He touched many lives with his dedication to Dighton Little League as both a coach and umpire even well after his sons had played their last season. He doted on his grandchildren Dillon, Kyle, Emily, Owen, Gage, Lauren, Shea and Chloe continuing his Poppa duties supporting Halloween parades, CYO events, school & organized sports, eagle scout projects, sweet sixteen chaperone, chauffeur and confidant. Community members & neighbors would say hello to George weekly @ St. Nicholas of Myra parish, in North Dighton, where he was an usher, or as a patriot where he sold vfw poppies, handed out mini flags to children and marched in the Dighton parades. He saluted many vets on his impromptu visits to the veterans hospital and fallen soldiers services. In the past few years George was preparing for 'Fish and Chip Fridays" for the Van Gyzen / VFW crowd, and pitching in at Taunton and Dighton Art Assoc events. He loved his Boston sports teams and followed the stock cars at Seekonk Speedway and looked forward to summer fishing with his sons, son in law and friends. Mr. Rebello was Pres. of local 876, of the Laborers International Union when he retired in 1997. Throughout his life George remained an active, outgoing, and loving man. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends at home and those whose lives he brightened on Long Island, NY, his home away from home. George was pre-deceased by his sister, Mary Briggs and brother Manuel Rebello and brother in law Joseph McKenna. He leaves his oldest brother Joaquin Rebello, and sisters in law Rosemary Rebello and Dorothy O'Brien. a number of nieces and nephews and close extended family friend Nadine Ferreira Mr. Rebello was a life time member of the VFW and Marine Corp League, Taunton.
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