Stella Souza
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Stella Souza
  • March 29, 1927 - December 7, 2017
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

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Stella (Kuss) Souza, formerly of Somerset, passed away peacefully on December 7th at the Adams House. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late John D. Souza.

Born in Fall River, daughter of the late John and Mary (Chorzempa) Kuss, she was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Saint Stanislaus School and attended B.M.C. Durfee High School. A devout Catholic, she was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church while living in Somerset and most recently at Holy Name Church in Fall River.

She worked as an Examiner of Quality Control for the former Whittenton Garment in Fall River for 25 years and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the St. Thomas More Retirees Club, the Red Hat Society and the Somerset Village Seniors. She volunteered at St. Anne's Hospital Gift Shop for many years.

She loved and adored her family and was affectionately known as "Ciocia Stella," and will be dearly missed. Stella always had a warm smile for everyone and a little sparkle in eye that just drew people to her. She loved any social gathering, especially those with family and friends.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Bernice Dunse, Ann Feitelberg, Josephine Regulski, Agnes Markowski, Helen Fronczek, Stanley, Frank and Walter Kuss and was the aunt of the late Gail Squillace and Barbara Feitelberg Vasconcellos.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, December 16th, from 8:00 to 9:30AM at the Waring-Sullivan Home, Cherry Place at 178 Winter St., Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Adams House, 1168 Highland Ave., Fall River. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. For tributes or directions: www.waring-Sullivan.com