Mary R. Souza

Date of Passing:

December 11, 2023

Souza, Mary R., (Aldrich), 64, of Maple Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on December 11, 2023 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of David D. Souza.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Chester E. and Julia A. (Murphy) Aldrich, she was a lifelong resident of Riverside.

Mrs. Souza was a Milieu Therapist at Bradley Hospital, Riverside from 1995-2000. She also was a Teacher’s Assistant at Belles & Beaus Pre-School from 1986-1991.

Mary enjoyed crafts, sewing and gardening. She was a volunteer for the Rhode Island Chapter of Newborns in Need.

Besides her husband of 43 years, she is survived by three children, Katherine E. Souza of Riverside, Jeffrey Souza and his wife Samantha of Scituate and Tracy Souza of Riverside; five grandchildren, Dan, Ben, Olive, Penelope and Violet; three sisters, Julie A. Silva of Riverside, Susan F. Palumbo of Riverside and Ellen T. Ordway of Riverside; a brother, Richard E. Aldrich of Riverside and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Jane M. Geleney.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Monday December 18, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 19, 2023 in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m.

Online Condolences


  1. Our prayers and sympathy are with you and the family. With love the Abundant Life church family and Pastor Bob.

  2. Mary was so nice, very helpful, and a super mom

  3. To the Souza family, so sorry for your loss. Tracy was like a part of our family when she was younger. We send our love and prayers as you go through this…The LaSalle Family

  4. David and Tracy,
    My deepest sympathies. May she rest in peace.

  5. Sending my Sincere Condolences , to the Souza Family .God Bless you in Heaven my Beautiful Friend Mary! I will miss each and everyday of my life. 🙏💔

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