Mary F. Sousa

Mary F. Sousa passed away on July 27, 2009 in Petaluma at the age of 61. She was the devoted wife of the late Louie V. Sousa, cherished mother of Jason Sousa and Tony Sousa, and loving sister of Luis Baldes (Marie), Joe Baldes (Kathy), and Teresa Nay (Don). She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mrs. Sousa was born on the Island of Flores in the Azores. Upon moving to the United States, her family settled in Escalon where she grew up and graduated high school. For the past 40 years, Mrs. Sousa lived in Milpitas.

Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral Mass on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma. A Vigil Service will be held on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St., Petaluma, Calif. 94952. Interment will occur at Cypress Hill Memorial Park. The family is being assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, Petaluma (707 763-4131).