Kathleen D. Souza

November 4, 1946April 1, 2019

Kathleen Dolores Souza of South Dartmouth succumbed after a short-term illness on April 1, 2019. She was a current participant of the Dartmouth Social Adult Day program since her retirement after 43 years from Brandon Woods of Dartmouth Nursing Home.

Born in 1946, Kathleen survived her parents, Bento and Gloria (Arruda) Souza and has several cousins, Cynthia (Barros) Sylvia, Bruce Barros, Barbara (Barros) Bernard, Robert Medeiros, Kathryn Frost, Charlene Preece, Elvira, John, Lois and Patricia Arruda, the late Sylvia (Barros) Hebert and several cousins in California: Randy, Gordon and Marsha Arruda, Deborah and Barry Simon and Elaine Oliveira from Florida.

Kathleen had a delightful love of life and enjoyed traveling, shopping, going for walks, eating out and loved family activities with her aunts, uncle and cousins. More recently, she was a participant of the MO LIFE group where she has many beloved friends. Kathleen is the 2018 recipient of the Katie Brienzo Personal Achievement Award which was to be conferred on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the MO LIFE Annual Gala Ball. She was especially fond of her cat, Dino, who was at her side when she passed. Ms. Souza was a communicant of St. Mary’s church in South Dartmouth where she took the sacraments and attended weekly services with her parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 4-7pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Funeral, Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9am from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial in South Dartmouth Cemetery. For online tributes please visit:


  • Visitation Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Burial Monday, April 8, 2019

Kathleen D. Souza

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Pamela LeBlanc

April 4, 2019

Kathy, as we came to know her, was the sweetest individual to walk this earth. She loved her cohorts like family and her cat Dino. She was always caring and supportive to those around her, yet never wanted to be a bother to others. She loved playing Bingo and going out to eat with our group of seniors. She will be sincerely missed and there will be a void that will be difficult to fill in our hearts.