Richard Raymond Souza

December 4, 1946March 30, 2013

Richard R. Souza, 66, of Bourne died March 30, 2013. He was the husband of Patricia Nye. Born in Cambridge, MA son of the late Raymond and Anna (Rogers) Souza. He was a Army Vietnam veteran with the rank of Captain. He was awarded the following medals National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/v Device, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Two Overseas Bars. He was a member of Aptuxcet VFW Post 5988 in Bourne. During his working years he was a carpenter, home builder and a gifted woodworker. He loved riding his Harley, fishing, the outdoors and the ocean. He was often seen about town with his loyal dog "Wallace" In addition to his wife Pat he is survived by his children Scott and wife Jamie of Buzzards Bay, their children Raina, Etta, and Aria of Buzzards Bay, Tony and his son Sean of Naples FL; also he was "Pops" to Tony Ferretti and his wife Melissa of Buzzards Bay; his brother Larry and wife Sandy of Mashpee; sister Denise of No. Andover as well as nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 10th at 11AM at the MA National Cemetery Bourne with Military Honors. Please meet at the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne at 10:15 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Due to the restrictions on flowers at the National Cemetery in lieu of flowers please make donations in Rick's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


  • Memorial Service with Miltary Honors Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Richard Raymond Souza

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May 2, 2013

I did not know Mr. Souza or his family but I would like to thank him for his military service to this Country.

Cidalia Tavares

April 5, 2013

It was truly honor and privellage to be part of your journey. My dear Veteran I will miss you and your stories.

sandi souza

April 2, 2013

So sorry for your loss Pat..Sandi and Derek!

sally gibbs

April 2, 2013

Pat and family:So sorry for your loss.
With love, Sally King Gibbs

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

April 2, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.