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Bill R. Sousa
Jan. 17, 1950 June 11, 2011
Photo Bill R.Sousa

Bill R. Sousa, 61, of Hilmar, was born on Jan. 17, 1950, in Cinco Ribeiras, Terceira, Azores and passed away on June 11 in Hilmar. 

He was owner/operator of Sousa Dairy and enjoyed going to Monterey, spending quality time with the family, watching Western movies and boxing.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judy Sousa; sons, Daniel Sousa of Hilmar, Mark Sousa and his wife, Amy, of Hilmar, Christopher Sousa and his wife, Sarah, of Denair and Michael Sousa and his wife, Jennifer, of Modesto; daughter, Amanda Cota and her husband, Glaucio, of Hilmar; brothers, Joe Sousa, Alfredo Sousa and Manuel Sousa, all of Hilmar, and Tony Sousa of North Carolina; sisters, Fatima Freitas, Grace Mancebo of Turlock, Lina Vieira, Celina Alves and Janet Vieira, of Hilmar; grandchildren, Macy Sousa, William Sousa and Gabriela Sousa; and mother-in-law, Serafina Barcellos.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave., Hilmar, followed by Christian burial at Turlock Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  New Holy Rosary Church Trust Fund, 20263 American Ave., Hilmar.

 Services are under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service of Turlock,