Armenio Vieira Sousa
Armenio Vieira Sousa
  • March 14, 1949 - June 20, 2017
  • Gustine, California

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Armenio Vieira Sousa Sr.
March 14, 1949 - June 20, 2017

Armenio passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 68.

He was born in the village of Lajaes Das Flores. He came to the U.S in 1962 with his family to pursue the American Dream.

In 1976, he married the love of his life Alice Leonardo. They started their lives in Livingston, but soon moved to Hilmar where they raised their family for 20 years. Armenio had a passion for landscaping and worked at Gallo for 17 years. He enjoyed music, gardening, and family get togethers. He was a hard worker and well respected by his peers. When he retired, he was able to move back to his home country and built his dream home. He was able to enjoy the beauty of the Azores. He and his wife resided in Azores until 2015, before eventually moving back to the U.S to be with family.

He will be deeply missed and remembered by friends and family.

Armenio is survived by his wife Alice, his sons: James Blazonis of Massachusetts, Armenio Sousa Jr. of Merced, Antonio Sousa of Turlock, his daughter Isabella Sousa of Hilmar, his brother George Sousa of Turlock, his sisters: Maria Adilia Narciso of Denair, Maria Natercia Tilton of Maine, Diane Alves of Turlock, Joanne Azevedo, and his grandson Henry Sousa.

His parents, Antonio & Regina, and his sister Benilda Sousa preceded Armenio in death.

A visitation will be held from 2-8 PM on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service.

Funeral service will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service.
Armenio will be laid to rest at N. Hilmar Cemetery District.

Arrangements under the direction of Whitehurst-Norton-Dias Funeral Service (FD504), Turlock, CA.