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ROCHESTER - Scott Sousa, 28, of Rochester, N.H., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Scott was born on January 7, 1988, in Malden, Mass. He is the son of Michael D. Sousa of Alfred, Maine, and Ann Marie (Nutt) Joseph of Somersworth, N.H.

Over the years Scott worked in the restaurant business as well as construction and roofing. Scott enjoyed the beach, snowboarding and camping. His great sense of humor and laugh were contagious. Unfortunately, as with many others, Scott struggled with an ongoing heroin addiction. Recently, Scott was on a wait listed to enter a clinic designed to help people overcome drug addictions. He was looking forward to starting his life over. Like many addicts waiting for intervention, Scott's addiction led to his drug arrest landing him in the Rockingham County jail in Brentwood, N.H. It was here that Scott was discovered unresponsive April 21. Knowing that bringing light to where there is darkness helps one heal, Scott's parents opted to turn their tragedy into a gift of life for others. Their son became a hero April 26 donating to others awaiting lifesaving transplants.

Scott also leaves behind his five year-old son Ayden of Rochester, N.H., Brother Christopher Sousa of Alfred, Maine, grandparents Mark J. and Raylene Sousa of Shapleigh, Maine, many extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by paternal grandmother Marilyn R. Sousa, maternal grandmother Linda Jestings and Uncle Stephen J. Sousa.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be celebrated at 1 p.m., on Monday, May 2, 2016, in the JS Pelkey Funeral Home 125 Old Post Road Kittery, Maine, 03904. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family is asking you to support others in their battle against addiction by donating to "Out of The Shadows" c/o Dr Elizabeth Hoffman 1361 State Road, Eliot, Maine, 03903. Care for the Sousa family has been entrusted to the JS Pelkey Funeral Home.



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Published in Seacoastonline.com from Apr. 28 to May 1, 2016.
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May 3, 2016
Scott you were my best friend at one point in time, although its been many yrs I will miss you the same. Your service was beautiful just like your heart. Mama Dukes (thats what me and scott called Ann Marie) Im so sry for your lose the pain must be unbearable. So I light this candle to my old friend and I say not goodbye but see you later it was nice causing trouble with you.
Brittany Small
May 2, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. Scott was a great friend to everyone and had an amazing heart. He will be missed by many. Fly high and keep everyone safe Scott...RIP
Corissa
May 1, 2016
Ann Marie we are so sorry for the loss of your son Scott. He was called home to early. He is in God's hands and will always be with you. We think of you at this hard time and are here for you. May Scott rest in peace. Respects to you and your family and god bless.
Your neighbors Donna and Don Mckinnon.
Donna Mckinnon
May 1, 2016
scotty i cant believe your gone you were just living with me alittle bit ago.you have no idea how much you mean to me i love you so much.when i found out about this i couldnt believe it.i wasnt sleeping or eating.i cant imagine what you went through.my thoughts are with your mom and brother now and i hope you can finally rest.i love you and chris love you too
rebecca wornica
April 30, 2016
Josh Burnett
April 30, 2016
You are with God now. No more pain. Josh and I are gonna miss you, and we will never forget the good times we had.. RIP my friend.
Rene LaVerde
April 29, 2016
Sous, we grew up as close friends side by side.damn He was a good person.Heart of gold. I love ya kidd..ill see you again someday. My heart goes out to the family.
stephanie jackson
April 29, 2016
Praying for Scotts family and friends for a life gone too soon.
Nancy Miller
April 29, 2016
I light this candle for peace in the hearts of the ones left behind
Cindy
April 28, 2016
Our hearts are with you! <3
Kim and Casey Lindsey
April 28, 2016
Our deepest sympathies to your family.
Jenn and Tad
April 28, 2016
I knew Scott for many years, this is very sad. I'm always worried when I sign on to FB that I'm going to see someone else has passed away from this terrible disease and lo and behold....
I'm so sorry for the families loss.
RIP Scott
Chelsea Batchelder
April 28, 2016
You will be truly missed you are a good friend and enjoyed the time we spent together
Shane Vanlandingham
April 28, 2016
I love you scotty sousa and will miss You until the end of time!!!! I pray for yourwhoole family and all of our friends who will be missing you as well....fly high babe and look down on us every now and then.....Forever and ever you will be in my heart
Katie O'Leary
April 28, 2016
I met Scott in middle school and hadn't seen him since high school he was a kind hearted person. If you needed anything he'd give you the shirt off his back. I hate to know that he was in so much pain but I'm glad he's at peace now rest in peace Scott.
Jacquetta Leland
April 28, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Scott. My son's Matt and Tom knew both Chris and Scott. What a wonderful gift of life Scott gave to others, God Bless.
Terri McColgan
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