Joseph Souza, Jr., 81, passed away Tuesday June 19, 2018 at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Matilda “Tilly” (Gomes) Souza to whom he was married for 54 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph and Bernice (Teleski) Souza, Sr.
Mr. Souza was a Co-Owner and Operator of Souza’s Dairy before retiring in 1994. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. Besides his wife he leaves his mother in-law, Maria Gomes, one daughter, Janet Desrosiers and her husband Andre of Swansea, one son, Joseph Souza and his wife Kristen of Pawtucket, four grandchildren, Andrew, Victoria, Jared and Nicholas, one sister, Joan Blanchette, his twin brother, James Souza and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Janet Goulart.
His funeral will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Theresa’s Church, Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 4-7.