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Joseph A. "Zappa" Souza

d. March 7, 2021

New Bedford – Joseph A. “Zappa” Souza, age 72, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Susan (Clay) Souza.

Joseph was born in St. Michael, Azores to the late Manuel Souza and Angelina (Amaro) Souza. He been a construction foreman for Tilcon Construction and Pavao Construction over the years.

He had played soccer for the Portuguese Sports Club for many years. He loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.

Joseph is survived by his children, Troy Souza and his wife Paula, Tracy Feitor and her husband Lino, Jason Souza and his wife Shelley and Jessica Silva and her husband Hugo; 10 grandchildren, Kayla, Dominik, Jaeli, Selena, Lucas, Gia, Cassidy, Jacob, Edin and Addison; his siblings, Mary Lou Couto, Fernanda Soares and John Souza. He was predeceased by his sister, the late Leonora Clay.

Joseph’s visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. His funeral will take place Friday morning, beginning in the funeral home at 9:30 A.M. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30 A.M. Burial will be private.

All attendees are required by current mandated restrictions to wear a face covering at all times, to social distance 6 feet and to please refrain from any close physical contact. Attendance in the funeral home will be limited in order to meet the mandated capacity restrictions and could result with a wait time outside of the funeral home. Attendance at the church will also be limited in order to meet their mandated capacity restrictions as well. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.

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