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Ignacio Cabrera

August 24, 1928 - April 5, 2020

Ignacio “Nick” Cabrera of Springfield, went home to be with our Lord Sunday, April 5th, after a long battle from a serious stroke in 2004. He was born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York on August 24, 1928 to William “Nicanor” and Sara (Rotunda) Cabrera. He was one of 4 children. Nick’s family moved from New York to Winooski,Vermont, where he attended Winooski High School. Upon graduation from Winooski High, he attended St. Michael’s College, attaining a business degree. For many years, Nick, his dad and his brothers ran a store and restaurant on Malletts Bay Avenue in Winooski. Nick moved to Springfield, in the early 60’s, where he spent the remainder of his life. Nick worked at Holyoke Auto Parts for many years, Hamilton Standard and West Springfield Auto Parts. Some of Nick’s favorite pastimes included baseball (NY Yankees), automobiles and music, especially Frank Sinatra. His favorite song: “My Way”. Some of his great character traits were his integrity, humility and compassion for others. He always took care of others before himself. But his greatest character achievement: Dad & Papa. Nick is survived by his sister, Rose Dupont of Holyoke and his brother, Ernest and Mary Cabrera of Willston, VT. His brother, Joseph, predeceased him in 2007. Nick’s wife of almost 60 years, Alice (Curtis), predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Linda (Harris) Cook. He leaves his surviving sons, James Harris of Bristol, CT, John and Virginia Harris of Redondo Beach, CA, Robert Cabrera of Burlington, VT and Daniel & Karen Cabrera of Burlington, VT. Nick is also blessed with 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Chapin Center for their love and compassion for their caring of Ignacio “Nick”. To celebrate his life, the immediate family will hold a memorial service in August at the Springfield Cemetery in Springfield. Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted in making arrangements.