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Hilda P. Souza

January 11, 2020
Hilda P. Souza
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Obituary for Hilda P. Souza

In New Bedford, Hilda (Ponte) Souza, of North Dartmouth died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief period of declining health. Hilda was the daughter of the late Serafim and Ann (De Couto) Ponte and the widow of Lionel A. Souza. She was born in New Bedford and resided in North Dartmouth since 1970. She was a self employed hairdresser for many years. Hilda was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Survivors include her stepson: Fernando "Freddy" Bettencourt of New Bedford; 1 niece, several nephews and Godchildren. She was the sister of the late Robert Ponte.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10:30. Those wishing to attend may go directly to church. Entombment in the Family mausoleum in St. John Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen Street. For online guestbook, directions and additional information, please visit


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