Maria E. (Brazao) DeSousa, 91, a longtime resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late Americo A. DeSousa. Daughter of the late Alberto C. and Maria J. (Ferreira) Brazao, she was born and raised in Madeira, Portugal. Maria was a resident of Stoughton since 1969. She was a homemaker. Maria was a longtime communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton. She enjoyed cooking and gardening but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Maria is survived by her children, Maria DoCarmo DePonte of Portugal, Maria Celeste Correia and her husband Manuel, John M. Sousa and his wife Connie, Joseph Z. DeSousa, Stoughton PD and his wife Mariana and Francis T. DeSousa and his wife Lucia all of Stoughton and Roberto A. Sousa and his wife Natividade of Venezuela. She was the sister of Manuel Albert Brazao and Natividade Brazao both of Stoughton, Antonio Brazao of Portugal, João Z. Brazao of Venezuela and the late Alberto Brazao, Carlos M. Brazao and Ascenḉão DePonte. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton on Friday, March 8 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Thursday from 4-7 PM. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton.