DANBURY, Conn. — Gabriel Antes "Gabe" Bara-Bardo, a lifelong Danbury resident and a student at ACE Alternative Center of Excellence, died Saturday, Aug. 5. He was 18.
He was born in Danbury on July 26, 1999.
Bara-Bardo loved music and was an avid guitarist who had aspirations to attend music school. He loved the art of tattoos and spending time with friends. He was an "old soul" who often spoke in poetic terms and anyone who knew him could attest to his kind and gentle nature.
He not only illuminated the lives of those he touched, but he now shines on through his decision to donate life so others may live. Bara-Bardo gave the gift of life to others through his organ donation. He was one of only 30 organ donors a year through Yale-New Haven Hospital Donate Life Organization.
He is survived by his parents, Jeffrey Bardo of Danbury and Ana Bara of Bethel; his paternal grandparents who raised him, Brian and Nora Bardo of Danbury; his aunt, Amy Greif and her husband, Robert of Needham, Mass.; his cousins, Olivia and Charlotte Greif; three siblings, Stevie Pickering of New Milford, Thomas and Julia Bara of Bethel; and his maternal grandparents, John and Julia Bara.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ACE Alternative Center of Excellence, 26 Locust Ave, Danbury, CT 06810, in Memory of Gabriel Bardo.
At the request of the family, in keeping with Gabe Bara-Bardo's generous nature, consider becoming an organ donor.
For more information, visit www.CornellMemorial.com .
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