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KYLEIGH ANN SOUSA AGE: 21 POINT PLEASANT
Kyleigh Ann Sousa, 21, of Point Pleasant, passed away as a result of a heinous crime in Tempe, AZ, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Kyleigh was a junior at Arizona State University in Tempe and was currently a waitress at The Tavern on Mill. She was also a "sweetheart" for the Epsilon Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha order. Prior to moving to Arizona, Kyleigh worked at The Patio in Point Pleasant Beach and the Starkey-Kelly Law Firm in Brick. She was a graduate of St. Joe's Grammar School in Toms River, and a 2007 graduate of Point Pleasant Boro HS where she was a member of both the swim team and cheerleading squad. Born in Toms River, Kyleigh also lived in Brick before moving to Point Pleasant six years ago. Although gone far too soon, her loving and vivacious spirit will live on in all who knew her. We will love you forever.
Surviving are her father, Duarte Sousa of Point Pleasant; mother, Karen Zitzow Montenegro and her husband Nicholas of Point Pleasant; brother, Bernie and wife Lauren Sousa of Maple Glenn, PA; brother, Michael Sousa of Point Pleasant; maternal grandparents, William and Barbara Zitzow of Oklahoma City, OK; paternal grandparents, Antonio Sousa and the late Maria Sousa of Elizabeth; uncle, Mark Zitzow and his wife Tish of Oklahoma City, OK; aunt, Barbara Sousa of Aberdeen; many cousins and the most amazing group of friends anyone could ask for.
Visitation will be held at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, on Wednesday June 2 from 2-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Church, Point Pleasant Beach, on Thursday June 3 at 11am. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. In lieu of flowers, Kyleigh's family request donations to The Kyleigh Ann Sousa Memorial Foundation, c/o Montenegro Law Firm, 531 Burnt Tavern Road , Brick, NJ . For more information and condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 31, 2010