SOUSA, MARIO J. 44, of Cumberland passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at home. He was the beloved husband of Nelia (Botelho) Sousa. Born in Sao Miguel, Portugal, he was the son of the Jaime and Elvira (Alves) Sousa of Central Falls. He moved to this country in 1977, settling in Central Falls. He resided in Cumberland for the past 17 years. Mr. Sousa was employed as a Supervisor for the Larson Tool Manufacturing Co. of Attleboro for over 20 years. He enjoyed landscaping in his family business Raul's Landscaping Company. He loved to fish, had a passion for animals and gardening, and enjoyed driving his Harley Davidson. He was an avid antique collector and enjoyed visiting yard sales. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, and a member of the Portuguese-American Club of Attleboro, MA. Besides his wife and parents, he leaves his daughter Victoria Sousa and his son Joshua Sousa, both of Cumberland; his siblings, Marco Sousa, Jaime Sousa, Valter Sousa, Maria Guedes, Nelyi Sousa and Roy Sousa, his in-laws, Manuel and Maria Botelho, as well as Duarte and Lisa Furtado, Michael and Cristina Botelho and Rui and Liz Azevedo; as well as several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held Monday at 9 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 PM. Directions/Guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com
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J. J. Duffy Funeral Home
757 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI 02864
Published in The Providence Journal on Aug. 17, 2014