OBITUARY

Michael Albert DeSouza

December 3, 1944May 9, 2019
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Michael Albert DeSouza, 74 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on May 9, 2019. He was born on December 3, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to Albert and Arlene (nee: Berghauser) DeSouza. Mr. DeSouza is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked as an officer with the Cleveland Police Department, moving to Cape Coral in 1976 with the remainder of his career in industrial sales. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90. He is a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His enjoyments included a love of Harley Davidson Motorcycles, playing cards at the Cop Shop, softball, playing darts at Backstreet’s, spending time with fellow veterans at the Legion, listening to Bob Seger. His family stated his favorite color is “Red, White & Blue !”

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 33 years, Laurie DeSouza; children, Michelle (Michael Mangione) DeSouza of Cape Coral, Michael (Amy) DeSouza of Valrico, FL, Kristoffer (Darlene Marie Fajardo) Dick of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Matthew (Racheal Wilkinson) Dick of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Kathleen Stoddard, Dylan, Braden and Mia DeSouza, Lukas, Carter and Jonathan Dick; brother, Jack (Linda) DeSouza of Strongsville, OH; sisters, Lesley (Aldo Melaragno) DeSouza of Parma Heights, OH, Janet DeSouza of Cleveland; brother-in-laws, Michael (Giselle) Crary of Orlando, Pat (Joan Lepine) Crary of Riverton, WY, Bob (Cathy) Crary of Potsdam, NY, Joe Crary of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-laws, Sue (Gregg Pugliese) Crary of Morriston, FL, Ruth Anne (Michael) LaRose of Unadilla, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins; his k-9 partner in crime, “Bubba Freedom DeSouza”

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Sunday, May 12th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Monday at St. Andrew Catholic, Cape Coral, followed by celebration of life at 2pm at American Legion Post 90. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to his fellow Veterans c/o American Legion Post 90, 1401 SE 47th St. Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Please visit www.CoralRidgeFuneralHome.com to share in his Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Military Honors with Celebration of Life Monday, May 13, 2019

Memories

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Linda DeSouza

May 15, 2019

Dear Mike......thank you for your service. Love you & miss you ❤❤

Linda Lindquist

May 13, 2019

Laurie
It is with shock and sadness that I heard that Mike has passed. Call me anytime, not just for computer issues. Prayers with love,
Linda

Kathleen Carranza

May 11, 2019

My deepest sympathies to you Laurie and to all of Mikes family. Glancing through all of the photos I see one theme....happiness all around. Keep all of those memories close and in your heart.
RIP Mike.

Lawrence Surak

May 11, 2019

Mike will be missed by many. Please accept my deepest condolences. Mike will always be with you in your heart and never forgotten, as he is looking down on all his loved ones and guiding them thru these sad days.

Loni Shultz

May 11, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss Laurie and Michelle & family.
Mike, rest easy my friend and we'll all see you one day. You will be missed, watch over us.

Mark DeSouza

May 11, 2019

Sorry to hear about my first cousin Mike. His father and my father were brothers. Great memories growing up with Michael, Jack, Leslie and Janet and visiting each other’s houses. We loved Aunt Arlene very much. Uncle Al was a favorite of my family. Michael was looked up to as he was the oldest.
As life moved on Michael, Jackie and myself became cops. I want to think that Michael had something to do with that. Rest In Peace Mike, we all love you. Mark DeSouza

Mary Locker

May 11, 2019

My dear Laurie, I am so sad to read the news that your husband has passed away. Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and all your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mary Locker

Brenda Rode

May 10, 2019

Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

Michael Chipperini

May 10, 2019

It was a pleasure to meet and hang out with you in Alexandria Bay. May you Rest In Peace and may your family find comfort as time heals their loss.
With love to all,
Michael Chipperini and family.

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Biography

Michael Albert DeSouza, 74 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on May 9, 2019. He was born on December 3, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to Albert and Arlene (nee: Berghauser) DeSouza. Mr. DeSouza is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked as an officer with the Cleveland Police Department, moving to Cape Coral in 1976 with the remainder of his career in industrial sales. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90. He is a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His enjoyments included a love of Harley Davidson Motorcycles, playing cards at the Cop Shop, softball, playing darts at Backstreet’s, spending time with fellow veterans at the Legion, listening to Bob Seger. His family stated his favorite color is “Red, White & Blue !”

He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 33 years, Laurie DeSouza; children, Michelle (Michael Mangione) DeSouza of Cape Coral, Michael (Amy) DeSouza of Valrico, FL, Kristoffer (Darlene Marie Fajardo) Dick of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Matthew (Racheal Wilkinson) Dick of Cape Coral; grandchildren, Kathleen Stoddard, Dylan, Braden and Mia DeSouza, Lukas, Carter and Jonathan Dick; brother, Jack (Linda) DeSouza of Strongsville, OH; sisters, Lesley (Aldo Melaragno) DeSouza of Parma Heights, OH, Janet DeSouza of Cleveland; brother-in-laws, Michael (Giselle) Crary of Orlando, Pat (Joan Lepine) Crary of Riverton, WY, Bob (Cathy) Crary of Potsdam, NY, Joe Crary of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-laws, Sue (Gregg Pugliese) Crary of Morriston, FL, Ruth Anne (Michael) LaRose of Unadilla, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins; his k-9 partner in crime, “Bubba Freedom DeSouza”

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Sunday, May 12th at Coral Ridge Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Monday at St. Andrew Catholic, Cape Coral, followed by celebration of life at 2pm at American Legion Post 90. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to his fellow Veterans c/o American Legion Post 90, 1401 SE 47th St. Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Please visit www.CoralRidgeFuneralHome.com to share in his Life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for his family.