Nancy (Allosso) Souza
1938 - 2014
Loving mother and grandmother; of Dracut
DRACUT -- Nancy (Allosso) Souza, 76, a longtime Dracut resident, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at The Palm Center in Chelmsford. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Souza who died on August 21, 2013. They were married for over 56 years.
Born and raised in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Mary (Gallo) Allosso.
Nancy was employed by the IRS until her retirement in 2001.
Nancy took great pleasure cooking and caring for her beloved husband, kids and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and excelled in trivia games and puzzles. She thoroughly enjoyed family time and going on long, scenic drives with her husband.
She was a faithful parishioner and catechist of St. Michael Parish in Lowell.
Nancy is survived by her children, Edward Souza and his wife, Tracey of Dracut, Debra Madigan and her husband, Mark of Milford, NH, Carol Purpura and her husband, Robert of Dracut, Joseph Souza and his wife, Michelle of Hooksett, NH; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Souza, James Madigan, Mark Madigan Jr., Michael Purpura, Danielle, Julianne and Nicole Souza; and brothers, Patrick Allosso of Woburn, and Salvatore Allosso of Woodland, CA. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Allosso of Waltham. The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the staff at Palm Center for their many years of wonderful care and support.
SOUZA -- Relatives and friends are invited to her Life Celebration to be held on Tuesday from 5 until 8 PM in the McKENNA-OUELLETTE FUNERAL HOME, 327 Hildreth Street, Lowell. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10 AM in St. Michael Church, Lowell. Interment will be private. For those who wish, donations in Nancy's name may be made to: The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration at: http://www.theaftd.org. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.
McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth St Lowell, MA 01850
Published in Lowell Sun on May 12, 2014