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Hilda Souza

September 1, 1925 January 9, 2020
Hilda Souza
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Obituary for Hilda Souza

NEW BEDFORD-Hilda (Santos) Souza, 94, of South Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital following a period of declining health. She was the loving wife of the late Henry F. Souza, Sr., with whom she shared her devotion for 66 years. She was the daughter of the late Leotel and Mary (Cabral) Santos.
Hilda was a lifelong resident of South Dartmouth. She was employed for many years as a housekeeper for the late Walter and Maxine Horvitz of South Dartmouth. She remained a close friend of that family up to her passing.
She loved gardening, cooking, housekeeping and conversing with all who knew her. Hilda's compassionate and loving spirit was authentic and will be remembered.
Hilda is survived by 2 sons, Henry F. Souza, Jr., and Steven Souza both of South Dartmouth; several nieces, nephews and their families. She was the sister of the late Tina Fernandes, Wena Dias, Mary Jesse, Dorothy Santos and Henry Santos.
Her loving maternal spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers and tributes, donations may be made in Hilda's memory to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral service and cremation entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen Street. For online guestbook, directions and additional information, please visit


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