Joan Y. Sousa, 85, Warren

Loved to laugh, play and beat grandsons at cards

Posted 3/1/21

Joan Yvonne (Gagnon) Sousa, 85, of Warren, RI, died, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

She was the wife of the late David B. Sousa, who passed in 2012.

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Joan Y. Sousa, 85, Warren

Loved to laugh, play and beat grandsons at cards

Posted

Joan Yvonne (Gagnon) Sousa, 85, of Warren, RI, died, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

She was the wife of the late David B. Sousa, who passed in 2012.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rose (Breault) Gagnon.

Mrs. Sousa had worked as a patient representative at Rhode Island Hospital for many years, retiring in 1997. She was a Communicant of St. Dominic’s Church in Swansea, MA. She also loved wind chimes, milk way candies, lighthouses, jewelry, Scrabble, her dog Peggy Sue, laughing until she could barely breath, and beating the pants off her grandsons and their friends in hi-low jack card games.

She is survived by two daughters, Robin Whalen of Warren, RI and Kristy Leveillee of Providence, RI; and two grandchildren, Thomas Whalen of Westport, MA, and Max Leveillee of Cumberland, RI. She was also the sister of the late Pauline Carey, Patricia Lapierre and Lorraine Barba.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.

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