Alvin G. “Sgt. Souza” Souza, Sr., husband of Lucille (DeMello) Souza, died at his Taunton home on April 28, 2013.
He was 85.
Born, raised and educated in New Bedford, he served in the United States Marines during WWII and the Korean Conflict.
He was employed as a supervisor of security for the former Paul A. Dever State School before retiring many years ago.
A communicant of Holy Family Church, Mr. Souza was a 4th degree Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.
He founded the Young Marines of Taunton and New Bedford, which he commanded for 22 years.
He was a member of the VFW, Post 611, the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 57, the Marine Corp League of Somerset, the Korean War Veterans and the American Legion Hall of Boston.
He was also a recipient of the Marian Medal.
Besides his wife of Taunton, he leaves his son, Alvin G. Souza Jr. and his wife Pamela of Taunton, a daughter, Brenda Molden and her husband Robert of Taunton; two brothers, Joseph Souza of Florida and George Souza of Acushnet; a sister, Evelyn Martin of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the father of the late Bruce Souza, and the brother of the late Frank Souza, Manuel Souza, and Hilda Silvia.
His funeral will be held from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton on Thursday May 2nd at 9:45 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at Holy Family Church at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 1st from 5 to 8 p.m.