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Victor Antonio Ribeiro DeSousa
May 1, 1961 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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East Providence - Victor Antonio Ribeiro DeSousa, 62, affectionately known as Victor, passed away on January 22, 2024, at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts. Born on May 1, 1961, in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, Victor's journey through life was marked by his loving nature, kindness, and passion for all that he held dear.
Victor is survived by his devoted partner of over nine years, Maria Costa, and his children, Victor DeSousa Jr. of Worcester, MA, and Tiago DeSousa of Sao Miguel, Stepson Joey Costa and stepson Brandon Costa. He was a cherished brother to Joao DeSousa of Sao Miguel, Humberto DeSousa of Canada, Saozinha Costa of New Bedford, MA, Maria Margarida Rodrigues of Bermuda, and predeceased by Jaime and Carlos DeSousa. Victor was a proud grandfather to Victor DeSousa III, Pedro Pablo DeSousa, Beatriz DeSousa, and Bianca DeSousa. He also leaves behind a legacy of love and memories with many nieces and nephews.
The son of the late Jaime and Teresa (Ribeiro) DeSousa, Victor's early years in the picturesque landscapes of the Azores instilled in him a profound appreciation for beauty and artistry, which he carried throughout his life. Victor's work ethic was unparalleled; he dedicated over 32 years of his life to Acranom Masonry, where his contributions were deeply valued.
Victor's passion for music was a thread that wove through his entire life. He played the trumpet with an infectious joy that resonated with everyone around him. Victor's musical journey began in Sao Miguel, where he was a member of the Banda Union. His talent and love for music continued to flourish as he played in several bands both in Sao Miguel and locally after moving to East Providence nine years ago, from New Bedford, MA. His music was not merely a pastime; it was the essence of his soul.
A man of faith, Victor was a former parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in New Bedford and later found a spiritual home at St. Francis Xavier Church. His faith was a cornerstone of his life, providing him with comfort and guidance through all of life's seasons.
Victor's life was a testimony to the power of love and commitment. His relationships with family and friends were characterized by a loving and kind spirit. He approached life with a passion that was evident to all who knew him, whether he was sharing a song, a hearty laugh, or simply being present in the moment.
As we say farewell to Victor, we celebrate a life lived to the fullest. His memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him. Victor's melody will forever resonate in the hearts of his loved ones, a timeless echo of a life well-lived.
Victor's departure leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his legacy will continue to thrive in the lives of those he touched. The love he shared, the music he made, and the kindness he showed will be the guiding lights for his family, friends, and all who cherished him.
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Victor Antonio Ribeiro DeSousa's story is one of love, music, and an unwavering spirit that will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace, Victor, and may your trumpet's golden notes fill the heavens as you find eternal rest.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 26,2024 at 10:00am in St. Francis Xavier Church, 81 North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.
Arrangements by the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, East Providence.