Joaquina N. Sousa, 92, Westport

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Joaquina N. (Freitas) Sousa, 92, of Westport, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  She was the wife of Jordao N. Sousa.  Born in Madeira, she was a daughter of the late Joaquim R. and Joaquina (Freitas) Antunes.  
She was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport.  Prior to her retirement she had worked as a machine operator for the former Shelburn and Pen-Jay Clothing Company.  Mrs. Sousa was a member of the I.L.G.W.U.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.  
In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Jordao S. DeSousa of Brentwood, NH; two daughters, Maria Sousa of Westport and Conceicao Medeiros of Fall River; two brothers, Jose Antunes of Fall River and Manuel R. Antunes of Bristol; a sister: Sister Conceicao R. Antunes of Lisbon; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  She was the mother of the late Manuel N. Sousa and sister of the late: Merces R. Antunes, Adelaide Freitas and Sister Maria Antunes.  
Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Thursday at 9 a.m.. from Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. George Church, Westport.  Calling Hours will be Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.  Interment will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Westport.  For directions or to sign the on-line guest book please visit