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1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

Maria N. Sousa

September 25, 1929June 18, 2020
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Maria B. (Nobrega) Sousa, 90 of Acushnet, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in her residence after a lengthy illness, with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Aires de Sousa.

Born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a daughter of the late Silvino deNobrega and Maria Batista deNobrega, she has been a resident of Acushnet since 1968. She was employed as a stitcher at Cameo Curtain for many years.

Maria was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, sewing, crocheting, walks and international travel. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her husband Aires.

She is survived by her children, Dolores Sullo and her husband Anthony of Peabody, Luis de Sousa and his late wife MaryBeth of New Bedford, Goretti Fitzgibbons and her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, John de Sousa of New Bedford, Leontina (Tina) de Sousa of Acushnet and the late Jose de Sousa; grandmother of Andel and her husband Tony, Jonathan and his wife Bria, Nicole, Jessica, the late Philip, Emily, Lauren, Thomas, Meghan and Lucia; great-grandchildren, Chrystopher and Nico and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jose and Luis deNobrega.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:30AM in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford, MA 02746. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maria’s honor may be made to: American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Rm. C3, Boston, MA 02118. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private

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Tracy Lenling

June 22, 2020

Dear desousa family,

My sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved Mother, (vavoa).
Prayers and blessings to you and all your loved ones at this time. May God guide her home with a peaceful heart and no more suffering.


Sending you prayers and healing,

Love,
Tracy Lenling



Janine Campbell

June 19, 2020

Always liked Maria she was quite the character remember at the family get togethers Aires would be filling his cup with September water and Maria would be taking his jug and hiding it .She was a very nice lady,I know Mary Beth loved her.

Cheryl Fredette

June 19, 2020

Dear Tina,
Your mom was an amazing woman . Always greeted me with kindness, a hug, and a kiss from cheek to cheek. I always knew that her next question to me would be, "Do you speak Portuguese?" and my answer was always the same, "Unfortunately no!" She would then smile and shake her head, which would always make you chuckle. She will be truly missed. My thoughts, prayers and blessings to you and your family.

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Biography

Maria B. (Nobrega) Sousa, 90 of Acushnet, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 in her residence after a lengthy illness, with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Aires de Sousa.

Born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a daughter of the late Silvino deNobrega and Maria Batista deNobrega, she has been a resident of Acushnet since 1968. She was employed as a stitcher at Cameo Curtain for many years.

Maria was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, sewing, crocheting, walks and international travel. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her husband Aires.

She is survived by her children, Dolores Sullo and her husband Anthony of Peabody, Luis de Sousa and his late wife MaryBeth of New Bedford, Goretti Fitzgibbons and her husband Joseph of Chelmsford, John de Sousa of New Bedford, Leontina (Tina) de Sousa of Acushnet and the late Jose de Sousa; grandmother of Andel and her husband Tony, Jonathan and his wife Bria, Nicole, Jessica, the late Philip, Emily, Lauren, Thomas, Meghan and Lucia; great-grandchildren, Chrystopher and Nico and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jose and Luis deNobrega.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:30AM in Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford, MA 02746. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maria’s honor may be made to: American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Rm. C3, Boston, MA 02118. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com