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“Dear Elaine, Lisa and Sara,We were saddened to learn of the loss of your Father and Grandfather, Manny, and extend our most sincere sympathy to you...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Maureen and Bill Morse - Reading, MA

“To Dearest Chris,I am so very sorry for your loss of Manuel. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.Cherish the many...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Patricia Adcock - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss Ronnie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending hugs! Love, The Tyre Family ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jessica Tyre - Kennebunk, ME

“Dear Chris, please accept my deepest sympathies. Manny and you were a wonderful couple. I am sure you made many wonderful memories together. Hold...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Bo DiLorenzo - The Villages, FL

“Dear Chris I am so sorry to hear about Manny. I know he was a wonderful husband and you had a happy life together full of good memories. He will...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Mary smith - Woburn, MA - Friend

“Elaine,Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. What a handsome picture of him! It sounds like he led a productive life. My sincere...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sylvia Gallezzo - Wakefield, MA

“My deepest condolences ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Yvonne Eisen - Irvington, NJ

“Ron, So sad to hear about your father's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Peter Nagle - Saco, ME - Coworker

“Elaine,Lisa,Sara&Mike. We are very sorry for your loss. Your Dad,Grandfather sounded like a great man and a HERO we thank him for his service to...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah J & John Greco - Woburn, MA

“Dear Chris, Please accept my condolences.May Manuel rest in peace.We will miss him greatly.Sincerely,Nina & Greg ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Nina Chen - Westmount - Friend

“Manny will always be fondly remembered. So thankful that we met you and Chris for the reunion in Reno. My deepest sympathy to you, Chris, and all the...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Ann Baldwin - Clinton, UT

“I am so sorry for your loss! It is never easy losing a loved one! You were blessed to have a great father. Sending love, light and prayers to the...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Adelaida Laguer - Vereeniging

“Sending my deepest condolences to Mr. Souza's whole family. Having grown up with Lisa and Sara, I know how much their grandfather meant to them (and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Carolyn, Alex, Isabella and Lucas Warth - FL

“We're so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Rita & Owen Bryson - Sylva, NC

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Manuel G. Souza, son of the late John Souza and Maria Nounes, known to family and friends as Manny passed in peace in Melbourne Florida, on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the age of 88.

Manny was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Souza, Brothers John and Joseph Souza, and Son-in-law William McCauley.

Manny will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christine Souza, Children Elaine Souza McCauley, Ronnie Souza, Daughter-in-law Lorna Souza, Grandchildren Lisa McCauley, Sara McCauley (Fiancé Mike McBrine), Matthew Souza (Spouse Erin Gumbel), Mariel Souza (Spouse Ken Gurley), Great Grandchildren Willamina and Winona Gurley, Siblings Mary Maguire, Francis Souza, George Souza, Sisters-in-law Linda Anderson and Diane Seavey.

Manny was born in Saugus Massachusetts on September 11, 1929. He grew up on Kingmont Street in Wakefield, MA, entering the United States Air Force, specializing in airplane and jet engine maintenance.

Manny spent the early part of his career in the 1950's with the Strategic Air Command maintaining B-52 Stratofortress bombers used as a nuclear weapon deterrent during the height of the Cold War.

Manny's career continued to flourish into the 1960's when he transferred to fighter-bomber squadrons maintaining F-100 Super Sabers and F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers. He was a Crew Chief during his tour in Vietnam in 1969. It was on this tour of duty that Manny earned a Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement and heroic service in a combat zone.

Manny retired from the Air Force, on August 1, 1972, earning the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, a unique non-commissioned rank in the United States Air Force, representing the highest enlisted level of leadership in the Air Force.

Manny enjoyed retirement with his grandchildren and family, traveling cross-country numerous times visiting his military friends. He enjoyed tending his vegetable and fruit gardens, golfing and watching the Red Sox. Manny will be remembered for his great sense of humor, generous spirit, and the love he shared with us.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield at 10am. Interment, with military honors, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider a veterans charity of your choice: