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Official Obituary of

Wayne Anthony Souza

May 8, 1953 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Wayne Souza Obituary

Johnston - Wayne A. Souza,70, of Johnston, known affectionately as Wayne to his friends and family, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. Born on May 8, 1953, in Providence, Rhode Island, Wayne grew up imbued with the rich cultural tapestry of his hometown, East Providence which informed his affable nature and broad interests, before moving to Johnston 15 years ago.

The son of the late Mary Souza, Wayne was a man whose presence was characterized by courage, gentility, and friendliness—traits that endeared him to all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. He is remembered fondly by his uncle, Michael Souza, and Michael's wife, Pauline of East Providence, along with several cousins who will cherish his memory and the moments they shared.

Throughout his life, Wayne's passions were simple yet profound. An avid music enthusiast, he found joy in the melodies and rhythms that filled the air, whether it was the classic tunes of yesteryear or the contemporary beats that resonated with his soul. His love for music was only matched by his dedication as a fan of the New England Patriots, whose games he never missed and around which he built many a Sunday afternoon filled with excitement and camaraderie.

Wayne's spirit was one of resilience and kindness, and these attributes shone through in every interaction he had. His gentle demeanor, coupled with an ever-present smile, made him a beloved figure in his community and a source of comfort and inspiration to those he met. Even in the face of life's challenges, Wayne's courageous heart never faltered, and his ability to maintain positivity and warmth was truly remarkable.

His legacy is one of love, laughter, and the quiet strength that comes from a life lived with intention and grace. Wayne's journey on this earth may have concluded, but the impact of his time here will continue to resonate with all who were touched by his gentle spirit.

As the sun sets on Wayne's earthly story, we are reminded of the beauty and fragility of life. We celebrate the years we were gifted with his presence, and while we mourn his passing, we also take solace in the knowledge that his legacy will live on in the memories and hearts of those who loved him.

Wayne A. Souza's life was a melody of compassion and friendship—a song that will continue to play in the hearts of his family and friends forever. His was a life well-lived, and he will be deeply missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a prayer service, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:00am in the chapel of Mt. St. Mary’s Cemetery, 660 Prospect Street, Pawtucket, RI.

Burial will follow.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Arrangements by the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, East Providence.

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Services

Prayer Service
Saturday
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Prospect Street, Pawtucket

Committal
Saturday
April 6, 2024

10:30 AM
Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Prospect Street, Pawtucket

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