Joaquina N. Sousa, 92, Westport

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


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