Alice Lourdes (Sousa) Cavanaugh
August 24, 1923 - June 27, 2021
Clovis, California - Alice, lovingly known by her family as TiTia, was born August 24, 1923 to Anthony and Maria Sousa in Horta, Faial, Azores. She went to be with our Lord on June 27, 2021.
Her family moved from the Azores to California in 1929. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Secretarial College. During World War II, she worked for the Army Air Force at Hammer Field, Fresno. She later moved to Oakland, where she was an executive assistant with Sperry Univac for 30 years. She met her husband Arnold Cavanaugh in Oakland. They were married for 53 years. After his death in 2010, she returned to Clovis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Mary L. George, and brothers Manuel R. Sousa and Anthony J. Sousa, Sr. She is survived by and will be missed by numerous loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Right at Home and Carmel Village caregivers.
Visitation will be July 16, 2021 at Whitehurst Funeral Home, 836 E Nees Ave., Fresno from 4:00 to 7:00pm, followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00pm. Memorial Mass will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 929 Harvard Ave., Clovis, July 17, 2021 at 12:00pm. Interment will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, July 19, 2021 at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in Alice's name to your favorite charity
Published by Fresno Bee on Jul. 11, 2021.