Maria Conceicao (DeSa) Sousa

June 4, 1935 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 85)


Maria C. Sousa (DeSa) 85, of Taunton, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020 at Morton Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Joaquim C. Sousa. They were married for sixty-five years.

Born in Povoa de Luzianes, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Henrique and Maria Do Carmo (Marques) De Sa.

She worked as a stitcher at Rennie’s Curtain Factory for over twenty years. Maria was a communicant of Saint Anthony’s Church in Taunton. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and collecting photographs of her family.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her two daughters, Carminda F. Pereira, and her husband, Jose, of Georgia and Maria C. Andrade, of Taunton; two brothers, Antonio Sa and Alcides DeSa; two sisters, Rosa Marques and Adelia DeJesus Marques; four grandchildren, Daniel Pereira, Steven Pereira, Jeremy Andrade, and Sabrina Andrade; four great grandchildren, Kalleigh Andrade, Jazmin Pereira, Kamran Pereira, and Hailey Pereira; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sousa was the sister of the late Abilio DeSa, Aurelia DeSa, and Ilda Pais, who passed away in August of this year.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton (at Saint Mary’s Square)

Additional parking with handicap access is located on the North side of the funeral home.

Maria’s funeral will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:45 am, from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton (at Saint Mary’s Square) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am, in Saint Anthony Church, School Street, Taunton. Interment will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

During all services at both the Funeral Home and at Saint Anthony Church, facial coverings and social distancing will be required.

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October 14, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Silva Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Taunton, MA 02780

Funeral Mass
October 15, 2020

9:00 AM

October 15, 2020

10:00 AM

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