Anthony J. Gomes Jr., age 64, of Derby, entered into rest on Monday, December 4, 2006 at St. Vincent's Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Born in Marthas Vineyard on August 5, 1942, he was the son of the late Anthony J. Gomes Sr. and Frances Santos Gomes and was a Bridgeport resident most of his life. Mr. Gomes was a retired Bridgeport Police Officer serving the City of Bridgeport for 26 years and a member of the Bridgeport Guardians. Survivors include his beloved family, his wife, Debra Pickett Gomes; two sons, Mark Gomes and wife, Mary, of Florida and Anthony Gomes of Maryland; two daughters, Christina Gomes of Ansonia and Kya Gomes of Derby; one stepson, Danyell Pickett of Bridgeport; his stepfather, Frank Santos of Bridgeport; one brother, Anthony Gomes of Bridgeport; two sisters, Mary Gonsalves of Bridgeport and Toni Gomes of Virginia; four granddaughters, Sabrina, Octavia, Ciera and E'Venna; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Augustine Cathedral, 359 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport.

Published in the Connecticut Post from 12/5/2006 - 12/7/2006.

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