OLD TOWN – Gabriella C. Do Amaral, 21, died unexpectedly July 9, 2012, after suffering a medical issue while jogging July 2, 2012. She was born May 5, 1991, in Bangor, a daughter of Jose P. and Terri L. (Coulombe) Do Amaral.
Gabi was a very caring and energetic young woman and encouraged people to do and be their very best. She was a 2009 graduate of Old Town High School, where she participated in many activities. She was active in the music program and played in symphonic, concert and jazz bands playing the clarinet and bass guitar. She played field hockey, basketball and diving. She was very active in social activities including envirothon, operation breaking stereotypes, and went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina to help build houses. She was a junior at Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass., and had just completed a semester abroad in Cuba. She loved music, art, people and loved the outdoors, nature and water.
She is survived by her parents, Terri and Jose Do Amaral of Old Town; maternal granparents, Donna Coulombe of Old Town and Reginald Coulombe of Florida; paternal grandparents, Hilda Brita "Teresa" and Jose Odir Do Amaral of Brazil; several aunts, uncles and cousins in Maine and Brazil.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. Notes of condolence may be left at