Manuel Sousa

Manuel Sousa

Saturday, February 13th, 2021
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Manuel Sousa
October 16, 1928 - February 13, 2021

Bristol - Manuel “Manny” Sousa, 92, of Bristol, Rhode Island passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was the son of the late Amelia (Botelho) and Manuel Sousa.

Born in Bristol, he was a lifelong resident of the town and was educated in the Bristol school system. He was a service member in the US Army and fought for his country in the Korean War. He is credited with saving the lives of several fellow soldiers. He was extremely proud of his time served, and his Veteran status.

He worked at Carol Cable Company as a machine operator until his retirement.

He spent 59 years married to his loving late wife, Pearl J. (Palumbo) Sousa. Together they had five children. He is survived by his children, Robert E. Sousa, William K. Sousa (Dawn), Cheryl L. Pimental (Richard), Bruce E. Sousa (Laura), and Michael A. Sousa (Dawn). He also leaves his 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his siblings, Mabel (Botelho) Veader, and Joseph Botelho, as well as his daughter-in-law, Laureen (Marshall) Sousa.

Mr. Sousa lived life his way. When he was younger, he enjoyed spending time on the water in his boat, camping with his friends and family, gardening, tending to his yard, and nature. He was a car enthusiast and could often be seen riding through town in his ‘72 Mercedes convertible. Affectionately known as “Pop,” Manny loved nothing more than spending time with his family.

Later in life, he was often seen going out to dinner or dancing with his companion, Georgianna Jordan. They also spent time cruising through Colt State Park and feeding the birds.

His funeral will be Saturday, February 20,2021 at 7:30 am from the SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol.
Burial will follow with Military Honors in North Burial Ground,1081 Hope Street Bristol.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are SATURDAY MORNING , from 7:30am- 8:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rhode Island Veteran’s home, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809.
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  • Visitation

    February 20, 2021 | 7:30am - 8:30am
    February 20, 2021 7:30am - 8:30am
    Smith Funeral and Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, Rhode Island 02885
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  • Service

    February 20, 2021 | 9:00am
    February 20, 2021 9:00am
    St. Elizabeth Church
    577 Wood Street
    Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
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  • Interment

    February 20, 2021 | 10:30am
    February 20, 2021 10:30am
    North Burial Ground
    1081 Hope Street
    Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
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Posted at 01:13am
Manny was always kind and respectful to others; one couldn't help but like him. I know Manny will be greatly missed by those who knew him best and cherished him in their hearts, so to you I extend my deepest condolences. May today's sadness turn to tomorrow's joy as we know Manny rests in God's loving care. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:29

Pamela J. Nickerson

Posted at 07:39pm

Pamela J. Nickerson Posted at 07:40pm

We always enjoyed our visits with the lively old people. RIP Manny -- you will be missed.

Diane Davis

Posted at 06:05pm
To all of Pop's family, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. I will always remember the big grin on his face at family gatherings as he watched his great-grandchildren at play. RIP Pop, and tell Pearl hello for me as you are reunited with her. You two raised a wonderful family!

nNancy Boucher

Posted at 05:41pm
To Bobby, Billy, Cheryl, Bruce and Mike
Those that we love are never far away, memories keep them close to our hearts. May you find comfort to know that others truly care in this time of your sorrow.
In sympathy
Charles and Nancy Boucher
Palm Coast, FL

Georgie Jordan

Posted at 05:36pm
He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. May he rest in peace. Sincere sympathy wishes for his family. Georgie J.


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