New Bedford – Maria E. (Silveira) Sousa, age 91, of New Bedford passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Elias Sousa.
She was born in Santa Clara St Michael, Azores, Portugal and was the loved daughter of the late Antonio Silveira Dias and Maria Celina Silveira Dias. She had been a loving homemaker to her family over the years.
Maria is survived by her children, Elias Sousa and his wife Laura, Fatima Cabral and her husband Antonio, Filomena Giesta and her late husband Jose Manuel, Jose Sousa and his wife Judy, Clara Goulart and her husband Eduardo, Anabella Ferreira and Celina Sousa and her husband Emanuel; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; daughter in law, Hortensia Sousa as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her late son, Juvenal Sousa and several brothers and sisters.
Maria’s visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Perry Funeral Home. Her funeral will take place Monday 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 immediately follow in Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Society in Maria's memory.
Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth Street, New Bedford, Ma. 02740. Please see our website: www.perryfuneral.com for condolences.