Frank J. Souza

February 19, 1927May 10, 2012

Sr. | Visit Guest Book SOUZA SR., FRANK J. February 19, 1927 to May 10, 2012 Frank passed away peacefully in his home after a courageous battle of lung cancer surrounded by his loving wife, Florinda, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank was born in San Pedro, California to Manuel and Maria Souza, and at the age of three months old, his family moved to Point Loma where he resided for the duration of his life. At the young age of 15, Frank followed in his father's footsteps and pursued a career in tuna fishing. Soon there after, he met the love of his life, Florinda Neto. He was drafted into the United States Army and deployed for two years. When Frank returned from being stationed in Puerto Rico, he asked for Florinda's hand in marriage. They were married on November 16, 1947. By the age of 23, Frank worked his way up to "Captain" where he owned, operated and managed vessels for 67 years with the last being his pride and joy, the "M/V Captain M.J. Souza" proudly named after his father. When Frank retired, he enjoyed his hobby of racing homing pigeons which he also excelled in, winning several races! Frank's most enjoyable times were spent with his wife Florinda; their children, Janene, Tina (Danny), Frank (Diane), Shirley (Jim), Joaquin (Renee) and Lynn (Pete); 22 grandchildren, Lisa (Tony), Cheri, Nene (Tim), Danny, Jason (Stacy), Anthony, Frank III (Gina), Michele (Chris), Denise, Jennifer, Jimmy Jr. (Malea), Deann, Jenna, Joaquin Jr., Peter and Salvatore; nine great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Anthony III, Dylan, Isabella, Dominic, Jimmy III, Taylor, Mason and Chloe. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 1140 Evergreen Street, Point Loma, CA 92106. Final resting place to follow at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103, or American Cancer Society , 1710 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612-3448.


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April 16, 2013

Love you miss you terribly Dad

Captain Timm Burks

May 17, 2012

Dear Souza Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Should you need anything please let me know.

Alfredo Cazares

May 17, 2012

Souza Family,

Our Deepest condolences. Thoughts and Prayers for your family.

Alofa tele,
Alfredo and Clara Cazares

Jen Santos

May 17, 2012

Papa, I know you were tired and it was time you needed to rest. It doesn't make it easy though, but I am happy you didn't suffer and I was able to spend so much time with you. Please watch over us as we are sad and miss you oh so much! Love always, Jen

May 17, 2012

The Bonneville is packed with kids. Off we go.
To where I do not know. To this day I still cannot believe how the pigeons made it home, much less were there to great us when we returned. With affection. Wee Bonnie Baker

May 16, 2012

Dear Souza Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Raymond & Annette Goncalves & Family

Susannah Berning

May 16, 2012

Dear Souza Family,

May God comfort you at this difficult time of your life. God will bring you comfort and peace and the strength of your family bond will help you through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 16, 2012

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by the support of family and friends. God bless you.
Steve and Margaret Goebel

Kristine Sullivan

May 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Godspeed

francesca gallo

May 16, 2012

MY condolences to the souza family, Peace and gods
understanding be with you all ,love francesca gallo