Damacio “Dom” Tomas Barbosa (1961-2021)

Damacio “Dom” Tomas Barbosa, 59, beloved Husband, Father, Son, and Friend was called to his eternal resting place on February 14, 2021. He entered this world on July 29, 1961 in St. Joseph, MO, born to Faustino and Antonia “Toni” Barbosa.

In his hometown of St. Joseph, MO, while attending St. Patrick’s Catholic School and LeBlanc Catholic High School, he was known as “Donald”.  This was a very meaningful time in his life, making lifelong friends who he stayed in contact with, even after moving to Texas.

After graduating high school, he attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and studied architecture.  The next summer he and a cousin visited Austin, Texas and never looked back.  Dom earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Southwest Teas State University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, a combination of interests, which would serve him the rest of his life.  He leveraged his mathematics degree not an Information Technology career with the Internal Revenue Service and used art as a hobby and cathartic recharging of his batteries.

In 1998 he had his eye on a fellow IRS employee, but Pauline was not too keen on him, at first.  Soon they were planning a wedding and Dom married the love of his life Pauline Barbosa on November 12, 1999. He was a man of many passions. He enjoyed woodworking, painting, drawing, spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, and of course the Pittsburg Steelers. He had a strong and calm presence to all that knew him.  He was known for openly helping anyone regardless of the situation and for offering them a glimpse of God’s kindness through his actions. He will be missed dearly be all who knew him.

Dom is preceded in death by his mother, Antonia “Toni” Barbosa.

He is survived by his father, Faustino “Faus” Barbosa; sister, Elizabeth Barbosa; wife, Pauline Barbosa; daughter, Melanie Soto and her children: Luke, Jaxon, Ryan and daughter Alyx; daughter, Sara Meyette, her husband Shawn, and their children: Carter, McKinzie and Samantha.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or charity of your choice.

A private family service will be held to celebrate his life.  Please visit www.harrellfuneralhomes.com to view Dom’s tribute page and leave your thoughts for the family.

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