William D. Souza

May 16, 2002

U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean War Veteran

Souza – in Woburn, formerly of Somerville, May 16th, William D. Beloved grandfather of Beth Murphey and her husband Chris, and great-grandfather of Kevin, Kourtney, and Kristen Spence of GA. Beloved nephew of Ethel Tempesta of Somerville and Lillian DeVito and her husband Chic of Malden. Stepbrother of Natalie Macinanti and her husband Gelo, Bella Grady, John Abreu and his wife Norma, all of Woburn, and the late George Abreu. Step-brother-in-law of Jean Abreu of Woburn. Also survived by his grandchildren, Ann Marie Potts and Jessica, Brian, and Matthew Souza, and several cousins. Father of John and Joseph Souza, Diane Potts, and the late Kathy James. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 18th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Kidney Foundation, 129 Morgan Drive, Norwood, MA 02062. Late Air Force veteran, Korean War, late member Teamsters Union Local 25.

OBITUARY:

William D. Souza, a resident of Woburn for the past twenty years, passed away at his home Thursday morning, May 16th, following a long illness. He was seventy-one years of age.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary (Abreu) Souza. He graduated from Somerville High School and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Air Force.

A member of Teamsters Union Local 25, Bill worked as a truck driver for AAA Trucking in Southborough, Mass., for twenty-five years until his retirement in 1992.

He was an avid fisherman, and held membership in the George Campbell Post 101 American Legion in Woburn.

Preceding him in death were his daughter, Kathy James, who died just two months ago, and his stepbrother, George Abreu of Woburn.

Surviving are his beloved granddaughter, Beth Murphey and her husband Chris, and his great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kourtney, and Kristen Spence, all of Georgia. He was also the devoted nephew of Ethel Tempesta of Somerville and Lillian DeVito and her husband Chic of Malden, stepbrother of Natalie Macinanti and her husband Gelo, Bella Grady, John Abreu and his wife Norma, all of Woburn, and step-brother-in-law of Jean Abreu of Woburn.

He was the father of John and Joseph Souza and Diane Potts. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ann Marie Potts and Jessica, Brian, and Matthew Souza, and several cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Saturday, May 18th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Kidney Foundation, 129 Morgan Drive, Norwood, MA 02062.

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  1. Dear Dianne and Ann-Marie,

    So Sorry to hear about your Dad and
    and Granddad’s passing.

    I remember talking to him at Annie’s high school and college graduations parties. He was so proud of Annie and her accomplishments. He also talked about how you lived with him when Annie was a baby and toddler. He had very fond memories of his time spent with you both. How fortunate that your brother John his wife Debbie and the the two boys were able to make the trip out for the graduation. I could tell how pleased he was to see the boys growing up so nicely. How pleased he must have been to see Jessica when you all went out to lunch together when she visited from Mn. Knowing how much he loved you both and how proud he was to be your Dad and Granddad, must bring you comfort at this sad time.

    Hope we will all be able to get together sometime soon. Love, Teddy and Janyce

    Janyce Eow (Portsmouth, NH )
    May 23, 2002
    jeow@attbi.com

  2. Dear Diane and Ann Marie,

    I wanted to express our sympathies through mailing a card but couldn’t find your address. Our sincerest sympathies in the loss of your father and grandfather.

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