WATSONVILLE ó Estrela Sousa died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 86.
Mrs. Sousa was born in Ribeirinha Island Sao Miguel, Azores. She then moved to the Island of San Jorge in her early 20ís where she met and married her deceased husband Manuel Sousa.†
Mrs. Sousa immigrated to Watsonville in June of 1969. She enjoyed doing many things, which included cooking, baking pastries and breads for her family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting and donating her work to the Portuguese religious festivals. She also enjoyed reading and gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Mrs. Sousa is survived by her two children, John Sousa and Aldina Maciel; her in-laws Ana Sousa and John Maciel; and three grandchildren.
The viewing will be held at Mehlís Colonial Chapel in Watsonville between 5-7 p.m. followed by the Rosary at 7 p.m. today. Mass will be at St. Patrickís Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by the burial at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
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