Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service

286 West Main, Turlock, CA


Joao Ramos De Souza

October 12, 1952February 11, 2020
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Joao Ramos De Souza, age 67, of Denair, California passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Joao was born October 12, 1952 in Fajã dos Vimes, São Jorge, Azores to Jose de Sousa and Maria Borba.

Joao is survived by his spouse, Celeste de Souza; son Philip de Souza (Melissa) of Denair; son Larry de Souza (Dana) of Las Vegas; son Tony de Souza (Chandra) of Waterford; daughter Jennifer Martins (Michael) of Modesto; and daughter Megan de Souza; brother Jose Ramos Sousa of Hilmar, sister Maria Sousa of Hilmar, sister Carmel Carvalho of Modesto and sister Mariana Reis of Turlock. He had six grandchildren to honor his memory.

He was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock, California.

Joao was preceded in death by; his parents; brother Antonio; and sister Comeuicao.

A Visitation for Joao will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, California.

A Recitation of the Rosary followed by Funeral Mass will occur at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Road, Turlock, California. Following will be a Committal Service at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Road, Turlock, California.

Serving as pallbearers are Philip de Souza, Larry de Souza, Tony de Souza, Michael Martins, Jose R. Sousa and Blake Dowdy.

Services for Joao Ramos De Souza are in the care of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD 504) in Turlock, California.


  • Celeste de Souza, Spouse
  • Philip de Souza (Melissa), Son
  • Larry de Souza (Dana), Son
  • Tony de Souza (Chandra), Son
  • Jennifer Martins (Michael), Daughter
  • Megan de Souza, Daughter
  • Jose Ramos Sousa, Brother
  • Maria Sousa, Sister
  • Carmel Carvalho, Sister
  • Mariana Reis, Sister
  • Joao Ramos De Souza had six grandchildren to honor his memory.

  • Philip de Souza
  • Larry de Souza
  • Tony de Souza
  • Michael Martins
  • Jose R. Sousa
  • Blake Doudy
  • Aidan de Souza
  • Noah de Souza


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Recitation of the Rosary followed by Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Joao Ramos De Souza

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Sophia De Sousa Jacobo

February 19, 2020

I will always remember my Godfather having the best sense of humor. I will miss seeing him in his chair with a Diet Coke in his hand and always in a good mood. I love my uncle John, but I will see him in heaven soon.
I would like to thank my uncle John for giving me love and the best cousins ever.
Love always,