Alfred R. Sousa

Date of Passing:

December 19, 2021

Sousa, Alfred R., 84, of Circuit Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on December 19, 2021 at Miriam Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude A. (Kolenda) Sousa.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Alfred R. and Celia (Azza) Sousa, he lived in Riverside for 59 years.

Alfred was a Foreman at the former Cooley Inc. for 30 years before retiring in 1999.

Mr. Sousa was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

Grandpa “Dick” enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

He is survived by a son, Ricky Sousa of Riverside; a daughter, Debra Bernier of Halifax, MA; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Robert Sousa.

His Funeral will be held on Monday December 27, 2021 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday 3-5 p.m.

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  1. I built the new deck on Al’s home and just by speaking with him throughout the job i could tell just by listening to him that he was a caring soul and very thankful for the transformation to his home. I have only known a few Al’s throughout my life and all of them where very good people and Al now joins the club in my mind of good people that should still be with us.

  2. Such a nice guy
    He was a nice neighbor. He love being out on his deck, and was very proud of his grandkids

  3. I worked with Al at Hertz Interlink and it was a pleasure to know and work with him. May you rest in peace Al.

  4. Our sincere sympathy to all the family. Dick was a loving, devoted son, husband, father, grandfather. A loyal employee. May Gods blessings be upon Dick and his family. love, Fred\Rose and family

  5. To the family of Al Sousa, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss looking in the front window at his smiling face and getting a wave from him. He was a very sweet man. And he will be greatly missed.

  6. Erica,Frank and I are so sorry for your loss. We know he was your world. Our rhoughts and prayers are with you! Love you. Cheryl and Frank Longo

  7. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts

  8. Rick and Deb

    On behalf of the entire Class of EPHS 1979, our deepest and sincerest sympathy go out to you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Erica I’m so sorry for your families loss To your grandpa thank you for you service ????

  10. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

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