Edward R. Souza, 87, Little Compton

Posted 9/15/20

Edward R. Souza, 87, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at the Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren.

He was the beloved husband of the late …

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Edward R. Souza, 87, Little Compton

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Edward R. Souza, 87, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at the Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren.

He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalie C. (Chaves) Souza. They had been married for 53 years.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Manuel Souza and Georgina (Cordeiro) Souza. He lived in Providence until the age of 12 when the family moved to Little Compton.

Eddie was a carpenter for Compton Construction Company for over 50 years. After retiring, he continued to work in the profession he loved. He was also a proud member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Little Compton and was part of a group of parishioners who worked tirelessly for over four years on the renovation of the church.

Eddie is survived by his four children, Edward R. Souza II (Carolyn) of Tiverton, Stephen E. Souza (Susan) of Little Compton, Mary-beth Souza of Washington DC, and Jonathan P. Souza (Susan), also of Tiverton; four grandchildren, Amy Borges (Jon), Paul Souza, Kaylee and Nicholas Souza, and three great-grandchildren, Jayden, Mya and Aubrey Borges.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Sylvia (Vic) of Estero, Fla.; and a brother, Richard Souza (Robyn), also of Little Compton. He was the brother of the late Lorraine M Goulart.

A Mas of Christian burial was held on Monday, Sept. 14, in St. Catherine of Siena Church. Burial followed at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery. Unfortunately. due to Covid limitations there were no calling hours.

The family would also like to thank all of the dedicated caregivers at Grace Barker who helped care for Dad over the past 2 1/2 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Little Compton Ambulance Fund, 60 Simmons Road, Little Compton, RI 02837.

Funeral arrangements were made by Fern Acres Funeral Home.

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