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SOUZA, MAURICE JOSEPH Born March 10, 1928 Dies November 6 2012 Our cherished Dad left us quietly as the sun rose November 6, 2012 in Sparks, NV, where he and our Mom, Mary Helen, came to be near their family. He was born in Lowell, MA to Manuel and Laura Souza. They migrated to San Diego when he was two years old. He began working the fishing docks at just 12 years old where he followed his father's and grandfather's footsteps into the commercial fishing industry earning an International Master's License of fishing vessels. He is survived by his cherished wife Mary Helen, children Maurice Jr. (Marjie), Yvonne (Philip), and Rosemary (Thomas). He was blessed with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and brother Jordan (Teri). A Celebration of Life was at the home of his grandson, David (Marlina) in Sparks, NV.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 21, 2012
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