Joseph M. Sousa

April 09, 1927 - July 14, 2006 

Joseph M. Sousa

April 09, 1927 - July 14, 2006 

Obituary for Joseph M. Sousa

Joseph M. Sousa, of Longmeadow, MA entered into eternal life on Friday July 14, 2006 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. He was born on April 9, 1927 in Enfield, CT the only son of the late John and Mary (Steward) Sousa and had resided in Longmeadow, MA for many years and prior to that in Enfield, CT. Joe was a disabled US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Prior to his retirement in 1984 Joe was employed with the Federal Government for 25 years as an IRS Auditor, prior to this he worked with the US Postal Service. He enjoyed reading, watching discovery & history channels or any educational TV shows and sports Joe was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his loving daughter, Lynn A. Dean & her husband, Gerald of Wallingford, his beloved companion, Grace O'Brien of Longmeadow, MA and her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy & Adam Hamada of Westfield, MA. Besides his parents Joe was predeceased by his former wife, Beverly (O'Lari) Sousa Hemphill in 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Joe's life will be held on Wed. July 19, 2006 at 11:30am in St. Mary's Church 519 Longmeadow St. Longmeadow, MA, followed by military honors. Interment will be at the family's convenience. Calling hours will take place Wednesday morning prior to the Mass from 9:30 - 11:00am at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield, CT. Memorial donations in his memory maybe made to the American Heart Assoc. 2550 US Highway 1, N. Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301 or the American Cancer Society 538 Preston Ave. P.O. Box 1004 Meriden, CT 06450-1004.

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