Estrela Sousa was born in Ribeirinha Island Sao Miguel, Azores. She then moved to the Island of San Jorge in her early 20’s where she met and married her deceased husband Manuel Sousa. Estrela Sousa passed away on February 12, 2013 at the Watsonville Community Hospital.
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, her three grandchildren Lynnette Sousa, Jynnette Sousa and Jonathan Maciel.
The viewing will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel in Watsonville between 5:00-7:00pm followed by the rosary at 7:00pm on Tuesday February 19, 2013. Mass will be at St. Patricks Church at 10:00am on February 20, 2013, followed by the burial at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.For the complete article see the 02-16-2013 issue.
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