Rosemarie (Silvia) Souza


Rosemarie (Silvia) Souza, 87, of Westport, mass., passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph B. Souza.

Mrs. Souza was born in Fall River, mass., the daughter of the late Antone R. Silvia Jr. and Rose L. (Barbosa) Silvia, and had been a lifelong resident of Westport. Prior to her retirement, she worked at the former Carousel Curtain of Fall River. She was a communicant of St. George Church, Westport and a member of the Westport Council on Aging. Mrs. Souza enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include her two sons, Joseph B. Souza III and his wife, Sharen, of Warwick and James B. Souza and his wife, Kathy, of Dartmouth; four grandchildren, Jamie, Joseph IV, Kara and Erika; three great-grandchildren, Bradyn, Jack and Kaylee; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Souza was predeceased by many brothers and sisters.

The funeral to which relatives and friends are invited will be Saturday, July 13 from Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport, at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. George Church, Westport, at 9:30 a.m. Calling hours will be Friday, July 12 from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit


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