Charlotte Agatha (Sousa) Pacheco, 89, Bristol

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Charlotte Agatha (Sousa) Pacheco, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Rhode Island Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Bristol on Sept. 15, 1924, and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph E. and Mary V. (Maciel) Sousa.

Charlotte was the wife of the late Henry W. Pacheco and is survived by a son, Richard H. Pacheco and pre-deceased by a son Henry W. “Butch” Pacheco, II.

Charlotte is also survived by two grandsons, Richard H. Pacheco, II and Jason D. Pacheco and a sister Lorraine T. Morton and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Margaret “Margie” Sartini and Virginia “Gena” Securo, and two brothers Rudy Sousa and Ernest “Babe” Sousa.

She was a Deputy-Sheriff in Bristol County from 1970 until she retired in 1986.

A communicant of St. Mary’s Church and graduated from St. Mary’s Parochial School in 1938 and later attended public schools.

She enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, collecting angels, decorating her home for all the holidays and had several Pen Pals throughout the states and met three of them.

She served on numerous committees and she and her husband were co-chairpersons of the Social and Fund Raising Committee during the 125th Anniversary of St. Mary’s Church. Between her and her husband they located 150 Shipmates of his, that served on the USS BARON DE-166. They organized the ships reunions in several states and attended most of them.

She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Destroyer-Escort-Sailors-Association, AARP, Associate member of RI Chapter of DESA and was a past member of the Democrat Town Committee.

Her funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., in Bristol, with a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol.  The Rev. Barry J. Gamache was the Principal Celebrant and Homilist and The Rev. John T. McNulty Concelebrated the Mass.

David E. Barboza was the Lector, Master of Ceremony and Eucharistic Minister and Stephen Romano was the Organist-Soloist.

Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol where Fr. Gamache read the Committal Prayers.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, RI Chapter, 1 State St., Suite 200, Providence, RI 02908.

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