Daniel Rubino, 86, of North Haven, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Apple Rehab/Laurelwoods, East Haven surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of 65 years to Anna Voccia Rubino. Born in New Haven on August 22 1925; a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Chirico Rubino. Daniel served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during WW II having received the Asiatic Pacific Medal with a bronze star; the Philippine Liberation Ribbon; the American Theatre and Victory Medals. Daniel later had worked as a Machine Operator for Pratt & Whitney for 25 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Father James Donaher- Council #3733 Knights of Columbus of North Haven; enjoyed playing cards and bowling; was an avid fan of the New York Jets and New England Patriots football teams. Father of John (Donna) Rubino of East Haven, Daniel (Patricia) Rubino of West Chester, PA and Sandi (Paul) Barbiero of North Haven. Grandfather of Kristen (Josh) Yahwak, Amy, Sara and Ross Rubino, Frank and Amara Barbiero. Great-grandfather of Lucy Yahwak. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Biagio, Domenic and Anthony Rubino. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the nurses and staff at the Apple Rehab/Laurelwoods for the excellent care provided to Daniel during his stay.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 10:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., CT 06518 or the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.