Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA


Virginia A. Souza

7 October, 19391 March, 2020

Virginia A. (Caton) Souza, 80, of Fairhaven, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Robert J. Souza with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in Fairhaven, daughter of the late Edward and Maria (Almeida) Caton, she was a lifelong resident of the town.

She enjoyed reading, drives with her husband and spending time with her family. She loved spending time with her dogs.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Frank “Buddy” Lawrence of Norfolk, Duane Lawrence and his wife Helvia (Marie) Lawrence of Taunton, Christopher Lawrence of Fairhaven and Kimberly Lech of New Bedford; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two nephews and one niece in Pennsylvania. She was predeceased by her brother Edward Caton.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Fairhaven.

Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven.


  • American Cancer Society


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 14 March , 2020


Virginia A. Souza

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Heather Moraes

11 March 2020

Our deepest sympathy may God rest her soul she was such a great neighbor and wonderful woman. Condolences from our family to yours!

Ana, Heather & Tyler

Anthony Lawrence

9 March 2020

She was always gracious to me in the short time we got to know each other. Even though I was a son from her husband's first marriage-Virginia and ALL the gang took me in as one of their own. Yes, our paths all went separate ways....days get shorter, we all got older. I know she'll be there at the Gates of Heaven with her usual open arms - give me a kiss on the cheek and say "About Time, Anthony! What took you so long?" Rest, Dear Lady- you're FREE and at peace. Miss you already ! Love ya and see you soon!


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