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Rosalina C. deSousa
November 25, 2022


Rosalina C. (Costa) deSousa, 94, of New Bedford passed away Friday November 25, 2022 after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Jaime Cardoso deSousa; they had been married for 70 years.

Born in Nabais, Portugal, the daughter of the late Deolinda deJesus and Ernesto daCosta, she resided in New Bedford since 1967.

She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

She is survived by her children, John Sousa, Maria Helena Santos, Cesar Sousa, and Antonio Sousa and his wife Kathleen; her grandchildren, Stephanie Gomes and her husband Garrett, Randy Santos and his wife Stephanie, Shawn Santos and his wife Cynthia, Jaime Sousa, and Hannah Sousa; her great-grandchildren, Kingston Gomes and Grayson Santos; and nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Violeta Pinto, Maria daCruz Jesus, Alice daCosta, and Adolfo daCosta.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday November 29th at 10:30 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 11:30 AM. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday November 28th from 4-7 PM. For online condolence book, please visit

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New Bedford, MA 02740