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Obituary for John U. Sousa

May 11, 1922 - April 28, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 96


John U. Sousa, 96, of Manchester died April 28, 2019 at CMC in Manchester.
Born on May 11, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Maria (Moniz) Sousa.
He was educated in Manchester, attended West High School and was a veteran of the US Air Force. John served in Italy during WWII and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1945. He worked for West Side Lumber and Cast Craft Door and Casket Co. repairing machinery for many years before retiring in 1999.
John's passion was woodworking. He enjoyed making things out of wood for his home, and to share with his family and friends. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend.
Family includes his daughter, Linda Nelson and husband Richard of Clearwater, FL; two grandchildren, Lisa Prescott and husband Tim of Manchester, and Ryan Hebert and wife Hadassah of Oak Hill, NY; two step grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers, Dan Sousa, and Sidney Sousa and wife Norma; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Eva L. Sousa in 2013; his daughter Shirley Sousa in 2009; three brothers, Lenny, Jac and Libby Sousa; and sister Bernie Montgomery.
A Service of Remembrance was held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. Committal prayers with military honors followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Calef Rd., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Assoc. NH Chapter, 2 Wall St., Manchester, NH 03101.

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