Kenneth P. Souza, 76

Dec 8, 2020

Kenneth P. Souza, 76, of Dartmouth passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia (Reis) Souza to whom he had been happily married for 52 years.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Arthur and Julia (Vieira) Souza, he was a longtime resident of Dartmouth. He was graduate of New Bedford High School and served in the United States Army.

He was employed as a postal supervisor for the United States Postal Service for 7 years, retiring in 2005. Prior to that he was employed as a project manager for Raytheon and then as a bus driver for Tremblay’s.

Ken loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren. One of Ken’s greatest joys was participating in his grandchildren’s education during the pandemic over the last several months.

He was an excellent cook, loved conversation and educational games. He was an avid Patriots fan and enjoyed watching the games with “The Crew”. He was a member of the Portuguese American Social Club, Moose Lodge 914 and was a past Chairman for various Scholarship Committees.

Kenneth will be remembered for all his hard work with the various organization’s he was involved with over the years, but especially for instilling the importance of getting an education to his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Kyle P. Souza and his wife Cheryl of CA and Aaron J. Souza and his wife Jessica of Dartmouth; his grandchildren, Christian, Ryan, Gabriella, Kailah and Alec, great grandson Elijah; his siblings, Arthur “Mike” Souza and his wife Arlene of Dartmouth and Patricia Dupuis of Dartmouth and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Loretta Lizotte, Ernest Souza and Rosemarie Lovegrove-Duponte.

Kenneth’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec.11, 2020 at 11 a.m. in St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Road. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kenneth’s honor may be made to: America Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 02170; St. Julie Billiart Ladies Guild Scholarship Fund, 494 Slocum Rd, Dartmouth 02747 or to a charity of one’s choice. Burial is Private.

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