OBITUARY

Jo-Ann Marie Sousa

February 28, 1961February 18, 2013

Jo-Ann Marie (Antonio) Sousa, 51, of Danbury, CT, passed away on February 18th, 2013 after a long battle with colon cancer.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 22nd at Green Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held immediately following at 12:00 PM at St. Gregory the Great Church. Burial will follow the funeral at St. Peter's Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Green Funeral Home.

Jo-Ann was born in Danbury on February 28th, 1961. She graduated from Danbury High School and continued on to receive a Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from Post University. Jo-Ann was married to Carlos Sousa on April 5th, 1986; they were married 26 years. Jo-Ann worked as a Pharmacy Technician for Walmart and was with the company for over ten years. She enjoyed reading, knitting and spending time with her family.

Jo-Ann is survived by her parents, Henrique and Shirley Antonio of Danbury, her husband, Carlos of Danbury, her daughters, Amanda Lynn and Courtney of Danbury, her sister, Jean (Antonio) Hardin and her husband Dale of Matthews, NC and their two children, Alyssa and Jacob. She is also survived by numerous extended family members. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Books For Kids Foundation through www.booksforkids.org. The family of Jo-Ann Sousa wishes to thank the Danbury Music Centre and all friends who have reached out during this time.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 22, 2013
REMEMBERING

Jo-Ann Marie Sousa

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Frank and Sandy Esposito

February 28, 2013

Carlos, just found out and were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you to give you the strength during this hard time in your life. Hope to see you soon.

Joann Winters

February 26, 2013

Carlos,Amanda and Courtney so sorry for your loss.Jo-Ann was a awesome friend always there for me with my husbands illness and not thinking of herself .She was one of the most caring people I've ever known.I now have two of the most awesome angels watching over all of us...

February 23, 2013

Amanda and Courtney and Carlos, Sorry to hear of your Mom's
passing. My deepest sympathy...Sincerely, Linda Randazzo

Dorothy S. Knight and Family

February 22, 2013

Amanda my deepest sympathies on the lost of your mother. You and your family will forever be in my prayers. I haven't known you very long but I always told you what a wonderful loving family you have, take comfort in each other during this time of great sorrow and rejoice knowing your mother is in a better place.

Dorothy Wilson Baker

February 22, 2013

Dear Joanne,
As a childhood friend we'd write to each other during vacations about girl talk, and going through Hayestown, Broadview, and DHS we shared many moments together. Times that have left me with memories I will cherish. I'll always remember your smile and laughter when I'd see you at Walmart and always. May you rest in peace knowing your families will have the support of many who will help them find strength in their memories and be there to listen, to do anything they need.
Love,
Dorothy (Wilson) Baker

February 22, 2013

For my loving cousin and godmother, you were the best cousin and godmother that i had. You will be missed and loved. Now may you rest in peace and no more pain. Love always kevin Metzker SR, Tammy and Kevin JR

Lesa

February 22, 2013

For the Sousa and Antonio Families, we are saddened for your loss.
I will always remember my childhood friend full of smiles and expectations. As an adult, I know Jo-Ann's greatest wish and joy was becoming a Mom. Her wish came true when she was blessed with Amanda and Courtney. Jo-Ann, will miss your laughter.
Love,
Lesa (Varnagy), Dave and Julie Werner

February 21, 2013

To the Sousa Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, our prayers are with all of you at this time. I will always remember how thoughtful and supportive she was to Michelle, and how supportive and involved she was with the Guard. Both Jo-Ann and Carlos made the Danbury Guard what it was and It was a honor to know her, she will be missed by all. God Bless...Mary Gray

Cathy (nana) Sciuto

February 21, 2013

Amanda,I'm so sorry for your loss.I know that your mom was so incredibly proud of her family,her face would light up whenever she spoke of her family...I know that she will continue to watch over each of you from heaven..One thing that always struck me,was how she was a parent first and a pal second..I loved the give and take between the two of you..

Michelle Gray

February 21, 2013

To Mama Sousa :) I will never forget how much she really believed in me during the winter and fall Guard years. She was just a great person to me and to everybody :) My thoughts and prayers go out to the family :) I will always remember her and her sweet personality and sweet heart!! :). Rest in Peace