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Isaura Maria (Tavares) Sousa

March 31, 1951 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 68)

Isaura Maria (Tavares) Sousa, 68, passed away on April 18, 2019 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Sousa.

Born in Capelas, St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Salvador R. and  Guiomar  (de Sousa) Tavares.  Isaura is survived by her children Joseph Sousa and his wife Angela of Bristol, John Sousa and his wife Deana of Cranston, and Steven Sousa of Bristol: grandchildren Kimberly Sousa, Matthew Sousa, Emma Sousa, Savannah Sousa, Kassandra Sousa, Juliana Sousa, Alaina Sousa, Jessica Sansone, Victoria Sousa, John Sousa, Steven Sousa, Leila Sousa and great-grandson Owen Sansone.  She was the sister of Fatima DeSousa, Manuel Luis Tavares, Ana Martins, Antonio Tavares and John Tavares and the late Salvadore Tavares and Fernando Tavares.

Isaura was educated in Portugal and a machine operator for the former Premier Thread for 24 years and Converse for 5 years before retiring.

Her funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25th, 9 AM from the George Lima Funeral Home 367 High Street with a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 AM at St. Elizabeth Church 577 Wood Street. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday April 24th 5-8 PM.

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