In loving memory of

Edward R. Souza
June 30, 1959 - November 12, 2023

Edward R. Souza II, 64, of Tiverton, RI passed away on November 12, 2023. He was the spouse of Carolyn Fernandes Souza 39 years.

Born on June 30, 1959, he was the son of the late Edward and Rosalie Chaves Souza.

Edward was an electrician for 48 years but lived for his time off. Ed was a devoted family man who particularly loved being a Dad and Grandpa. Fishing, camping, boating, food, playing cards, bowling, and making people laugh were his passions.

Ed is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Souza, his children; Amy Borges and husband Jon, of Tiverton, RI, and Paul Souza and partner Arianna Greeley of Canton Massachusetts, his grandchildren; Jayden, Mya and Aubrey Borges, his siblings; Stephen Souza and wife Susan of Little Compton, RI, Marybeth Souza of Washington, DC, and Jonathan Souza and wife Susan of Tiverton, RI. Ed was an uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth.
Funeral services will continue Saturday November 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the Connors Funeral Home. Burial will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association of RI or to Looking Upwards Children's Program,


Barry Gano wrote on Nov 16, 2023:

"Dear Carolyn and family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Edward in our Alzheimer support group. His dry sense of humor was a breath of fresh air and enjoyed by all. My condolences for your loss. Barry Gano"

Tina wrote on Nov 16, 2023:

"Carolyn & Family - getting to know Ed every week was a pleasure. His humor carried us through some difficult discussions. Our Thursday afternoon group has a hole where Ed use to be, but we will think of him often, especially when we talk about pineapple upside down cake."

Amintha Cinotti wrote on Nov 15, 2023:

"Dear Carolyn and family - I am so saddened to here of Ed's passing. You are in the thoughts of the many lives you have touched. May his memory be eternal. Amintha Cinotti "

Doug Meyer wrote on Nov 15, 2023:

"I never had the privilege of meeting Eddy but going by the adage "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree", and knowing Paul, Eddy must have been quite the man. My deepest sympathies to his family. May your "

Ernie Chretien wrote on Nov 14, 2023:

"My sincerest condolences to Eddys family. Eddy was a good friend and classmate during our middle and high school years. We lost contact for many years then friended on Facebook a few years back. Gone too soon !! Rest easy Ed and in peace!!"

Sue Wilkie wrote on Nov 14, 2023:

"Edward was a good man. We had many great times in high school. He was very funny and sweet. Quick with a joke. Excellent bartender and tremendous athlete. He always had a caring way, especially with his friends. We will miss you Ed?? Love, Sue Wilkie"

Evelyn F Gomes wrote on Nov 14, 2023:

"Carolyn and Family, Our Sincere Condolences in the Passing of Ed, he was such a wonderful person, and you were great neighbors, I just can't believe he's gone, but certainly not forgotten, May He Rest in Peace, and God Bless His Soul. Evelyn, Anthony, Chris & AJ, Jessica & Seth. "

Vilma wrote on Nov 14, 2023:

"I am so sorry to hear of Ed?s passing. He will leave a big void in so many hearts. I will be lifting you all up in prayer Carolyn for God?s peace and joy that surpasses understanding. "