Mary R. Souza, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 14, 2017.
She was born in Taunton, Mass, daughter to the late Francisco and Maria Camara. She moved to Londonderry, to her daughter and son-in-law’s home where she has lived and was taken care of. Mary was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed Mass daily. She was a loving woman who was always happy to see family members and their pets.
Mary was married in 1941 to John Souza. She later gave birth to her daughter in Lowell, Mass. John was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard before the family moved to Manchester, where her son was later born. Mary worked at Pandora in the Millyard for many years before retiring. She enjoyed frequent trips to the casino, the beach, and getting sun.
Mary leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and James Fudala of Londonderry; her grandchildren, Christine Fudala, Lynne and Ed LaFontaine, Jonathan and Kimberly Fudala, and Ryan and Kelly Souza; great grandchildren, Nathan, Breanna, Ashley, Christopher, and Trevor; her sisters, Ms. Angelina Patenaude and Ms. Theresa Oliver of Taunton, as well as many nieces, nephews, and great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband John Souza, her son Danny Souza, and her brother John Camara.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the Elliot Hospital staff for their compassion and support. Services will be held on a later date at the family’s discretion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 6 Crystal Avenue, Derry, NH 03038. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. For more information, or to post a condolence, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.