Obituary: Stephen Souza, 54, of Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Stephen Souza, age 54, of Portsmouth died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at home. Stephen was born February 14, 1963 in Newport, RI. He is the son of the late John Souza, and Dorothy (Birkett) Souza. 

Stephen graduated from Northeastern University in 1986 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at Hughes Aircraft later followed by Raytheon. He was currently working for The Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

Stephen enjoyed sports, playing in the Rhode Island Senior Men’s Baseball League and coaching youth leagues for his children. He enjoyed playing golf as a member of Montaup Country Club and the Rhode Island Golf Association. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, including his four-legged friends. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, and father.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, creating a beautiful life with Karen (Sullivan) Souza, and their two children Stephen and Meghan. He also leaves behind his mother Dorothy and three siblings: his sister, Donna McCart and her husband Timothy of Hoosick Falls, NY and two brothers, John Souza of Honduras and Joseph Souza and his wife Mary of North Kingstown, RI.

Calling hours will be Thursday, February 15 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.

A memorial service will follow at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 15 at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence, Rhode Island 02908.

 

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