José Paulino Sousa
June 30, 1955
June 8, 2009
Born in Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Açores
José Paulo is survived by wife of 25 years, Maria Helena; sons Brendan & Justin; daughters Vanessa & Kandace; three brothers Manuel (Natevidade), Francisco (Conceicao), Candido (Lucia); three sisters Felizmina (José), Rosa (Joao), Fatima; mother-in-law Maria; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and god-children.
José Paulo was predeceased by his parents, Manuel & Candida; Sister Adelide; brother in law José Daniel; niece Rita and father-in-law Manuel T. Raposo.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Heart & Stroke and Diabetes Foundation.
God looked around his garden, And found an empty place.
He then looked down
upon this earth
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest,
God’s garden must be beautiful
He only takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw that the road
was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “peace be thine”
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
The Abreu family would like to express their appreciation to those who have expressed their kindness through thought, deed and support during this time