Obituary: Maria Ascencao (Pinho) DeSousa


BEACH HAVEN, N.J. — Maria Ascencao (Pinho) DeSousa, 94, formerly of Naugatuck passed away on June 6 at Summerville at Stafford-ALR in New Jersey, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Manuel DeSousa.

Mrs. DeSousa was born on Dec. 20, 1916 in Murtosa, Portugal a daughter of the late Francisco and Maria (Pinho) DaSilva. She worked for Uniroyal Footwear Inc. until her retirement at the age of 55. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Deolinda Carey and her husband Kevin of Beach Haven, N.J.; her granddaughter Jeanine Carey and grandson, Ryan Carey and his Amanda. She also leaves her great-grandchildren Lyla and Sean as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Celeste Paiva and Rosaria Matos.

The funeral will be held on Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. Friends may call at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck on Sunday, June 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck CT 06770.