Phyllis A. Souza

December 22, 2012

Phyllis A. Souza, 73 of Blackbird Street, Tiverton and North Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Seekonk died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. Ann’s Hospital, Fall River.  She was the wife of Joseph F. Souza.

  Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of the late George and Ida (Benoit) Bouchard.  Phyllis was a Registered Nurse and had various administrative positions during her career. She also served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves.
  Phyllis was an avid gardner and painter.  She loved to cook, dance and read.  Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, devoted grandmother and friend.  She was always there to provide support and care for her family and many friends in New England and in Florida.
  Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, Susan Burrows, Kim Mayo and Bethany Sheahan; two sons, Gregory Burrows and Hugh Burrows; three step daughters, Ann Marie Darr, JoAnn DeSousa and Stacey Souza; one sister, Vivian Bradshaw; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  She was the step mother of the late Tammy Russell and Kimberly Looker.
  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private.  Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Contributions to the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Arrangements by the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME.