Born in San Antonio, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Acores, she was the daughter of the late Maximiano and Maria Felicidade (Medeiros) DeSousa. She was a nanny and also worked at American Tourister Luggage of Warren.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Alcida Pacheco, Cidalisa Costa and Paul Sousa of Bristol, Saul Vizinho of New Bedford and her sister-in-law Maria E. (Correia) Sousa. She was the sister of the late Hermano, Eduardo and Maximiano Sousa, Odelia Sousa, Maria do Carmo Vezinho, Maria dos Claudino, Lidia Xaraz and Maria Encarnacao Botelho.
Her funeral services were held January 14th from the George Lima Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Luis Dutra at St. Elizabeth Church. Liturgical readings were by Alcida Pacheco and Melissa Costa and the prayer of the faithful was read by Cindy Fernandes. The offertory gifts were presented by Ian Costa, Michael Vizinho and Tayna Pacheco. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Paul C. Pacheco Jr, Ian Costa, Paul Sousa, Francisco Costa, Saul Vizinho and Michael Vizinho. Memorial donations may be made to: Beacon Hospice 1 Catamore Blvd East Providence, RI 02914. www.limafh.com