Obituary: Emanuel de Sousa

Emanuel de Sousa

NAUGATUCK — Emanuel de Sousa, 63, passed away on Friday, May 20, at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rita (Pestana) de Sousa.


Mr. de Sousa was born on June 18, 1947 in Madeira Island, Portugal a son of the late Alfredo de Nascimento de Sousa and Maria (DaSilva) de Sousa. He was a retired employee of Ansonia Copper & Brass. He was a member of the Clube Uniao Portuguesa in Naugatuck and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. He was a veteran of the Portugese Army and was in the National Guard in America.

Besides his wife of 43 years he is survived by two sisters: Esmeralda da Sousa and her husband Joquim of Fall River, Mass., and Fatima da Sousa of Portugal; three brothers: Joao Sousa, Homero Sousa and Sergio Sousa all of Madeira Island, Portugal.

He was predeceased by two brothers: Zeca and Carlos Sousa.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 26, at 9:15 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin St., Waterbury for a mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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