OBITUARY

Kathleen Rita Souza

July 5, 1951August 15, 2018
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Kathleen R. Souza age 67 of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Gary F. Souza to whom she had been happily married for 46 years.

Born in New Bedford a daughter of the late Albert and Thelma (Macomber) Martin, she was a long time Fairhaven resident. She attended New Bedford High School and received her degree in Jr. Accounting from Kinyon-Campbell Business School. She was employed as a bookkeeper for 25 years at Seaview Filet, Bayside Seafood, Norfisk Seafood and Seafuels retiring in 2005.

Kathleen loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild, she enjoyed riding on the Harley with Gary and traveling, especially to Aruba. She was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Club in Fairhaven and the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two sons, Timothy F. Souza and his wife Lori of Acushnet and Robert P. Souza and his companion Stephenie Medeiros of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Kadi, Kara, Cameron and Lucas Souza; one great-grandchild, Carson Andrade; three brothers, Albert, David and Richard Martin; six sisters, Rita Augustine, Lynda Tyler, Diane Letourneau, Gail Gosselin, Joann Martin and Kim Sylvia and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Carol Costa- Crowell and Robin Lefevre. A special thanks to an extended family member Kim Cormier Souza for her unwavering support throughout her illness.

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. To leave a tribute or condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Stephen Foster

August 20, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy. Steve and Mary Jane Foster

Michelle Tomascik

August 20, 2018

May you rest in peace kathy you fought a long and courageous battle I hope you find peace. Thinking of you and gary, .always with a smile forever in my thoughts and prayers

Denise Paulson

August 19, 2018

I met Kathy 22 years ago when we moved to Blossom Street. Over the years, we had many, many chats, mostly in either of our front yards, and mostly speaking of our families or plants and flowers. I could always count on her walking across the street to come see what I was planting, etc. She also liked to share vegetables from her garden. She was fully devoted to her dear husband Gary, her family, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild. I will miss my Blossom Street neighbor....Rest easy my friend.

Sheila Noble,Tetreault

August 19, 2018

My deepest condolences to Gary and sons and grandkids and great grandchild
And to Kathy's siblings
Gail who I know
Kathy was one of the strongest woman I knew
I went to school with her but she was grade ahead
I worked with her years ago at Delton Shirt,
When we were in our early twenties.
I remember seeing Kathy here and there over years
We chatted on FB
She loved her husband and rest of family so much
R.I.P.
Kathy

Patti Choquette-SOUZA

August 17, 2018

To Gary and family, my deepest sympathy to all.
Rest in peace Kathy. 🌸

Patti Choquette-Souza
Acushnet

Luanne Davis-Rebello

August 16, 2018

I think about all the fun we had growing up. Staying at the house in Church Hill Shores with all the girls, long walks with the kids, camping at Amy's Hideaway. All the weekends out dancing. We had a great time. We spent many years as friends growing up. I would do it all again. You were a great friend. Rest easy and fly with the angels

Debi Taber

August 16, 2018

I will always remember the last time I spent with Kathy her husband Gary and her sister Gail. It was the night of new bedford days sitting out by the pool talking about when we were kids. We laughed so much and Gail had Kathy and I almost crying from laughing so much. Best night ever and that is how I will remember my beautiful friend. Always caring and full of love and laughter. I will miss her dearly but she will forever be in my heart. You still owe me a dance Kathy,I'll collect when we meet again. Hug Carol for me.

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Biography

Kathleen R. Souza age 67 of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Gary F. Souza to whom she had been happily married for 46 years.

Born in New Bedford a daughter of the late Albert and Thelma (Macomber) Martin, she was a long time Fairhaven resident. She attended New Bedford High School and received her degree in Jr. Accounting from Kinyon-Campbell Business School. She was employed as a bookkeeper for 25 years at Seaview Filet, Bayside Seafood, Norfisk Seafood and Seafuels retiring in 2005.

Kathleen loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild, she enjoyed riding on the Harley with Gary and traveling, especially to Aruba. She was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Club in Fairhaven and the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two sons, Timothy F. Souza and his wife Lori of Acushnet and Robert P. Souza and his companion Stephenie Medeiros of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Kadi, Kara, Cameron and Lucas Souza; one great-grandchild, Carson Andrade; three brothers, Albert, David and Richard Martin; six sisters, Rita Augustine, Lynda Tyler, Diane Letourneau, Gail Gosselin, Joann Martin and Kim Sylvia and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Carol Costa- Crowell and Robin Lefevre. A special thanks to an extended family member Kim Cormier Souza for her unwavering support throughout her illness.

Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 8:00PM. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. To leave a tribute or condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com