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Bessie B (Warburton) Souza

Born: Tue., Feb. 5, 1918
Died: Sat., May 16, 2015


Graveside Service

10:30 AM Fri., May 22, 2015
Location: River-Side Cemetery


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Bessie B. (Warburton) Souza of Fairhaven passed peacefully on May, 16th 2015, At the age of 97. She Was surrounded till the very end by her loving Daughter Patricia (Souza) Estrella and two Grandsons Chris Souza and Brandon Estrella.

Bessie was a lifelong resident of Fairhaven Massachusetts, Born in North Fairhaven in the year 1918 to her beloved Parents Joseph and Annie Warburton who immigrated to Fairhaven from Bury England in Greater Manchester, her parents were founding members of the Church of the Good Sheperd in Fairhaven wear she was a lifelong member as well. she was one of eight siblings.  all pre-deaceased.

Bessie was the loving wife of the late George R. (Butch) Souza and Mother of two. The late George J. Souza and  Patricia A. (Souza) Estrella of Fairhaven. She also leaves behind her two Cherished Grandsons Christopher G. Souza and Brandon J. Estrella who she loved beyond measure. She also leaves behind her loving Neices, Nephews, Cousins and countless other friends and pepole touched by her unique charm and charisma.

She is pre deceased by her parents and siblings Brothers, Sydney Warburton and Lester Warburton.  Sisters Iva (Warburton) Hopkins, Phyllis (Warburton) Lajeunesse, Pearl (Warburton) Norgren, Lila (Warburton) Galipeau and  Dora Warburton.

Mrs, Souza worked through out her life in various factories and mills.  She was finally employed by the Fairhaven Public School System as a Matron, retiring 31 years ago to take care of her family full time.

Bessie was a spitfire and an individual who could bring a smile to the most stern of faces. She was not afraid to tell anyone exactly how things were and she lived her life without pulling any punches. A lady of small stature at 4'11" -  but of great heart, determination, and ideal. She enjoyed traveling through out the country, dancing, eating a good basket of fried shrimp or a hot dog.

She will allways be remembered as a hard worker, a good wife, a loving Mother and a spectacular Grandmother. The sparkle in her eye will be missed by all who it graced.

Her Gravside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven Massachusetts on May 22nd at 10:30am. Followed by a Celebration of life in the backyard of her longtime home on 99 Church st,  Also in Fairhaven. All are Welcomed to attend.

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Shirley Connor
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
I have many fond memories of Miss Bessie at her Forest home. She enjoyed chatting by the pool and always had something funny to say. She was the star of our talent show in her early 90's when she did the Hula in her grass skirt. We have missed her since she was no longer able to travel to her Florida home. God Bless you Bessie, keep them laughing up there !!

Dawn Hart Vello
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
Sending heartfelt sympathy to all, Bessie May you rest in Eternal peace...My Dad,Henry Hart, so loved working with you @ the schools...Good memories with a beautiful lady. I remember you when I was @ Shaws, a regular favorite...PEACE my friend <3!!!

Peter Tiller
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
A very special Person ...Bessie..I will miss You...RIP

Bob and Mary Zeller
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
patty we wish to send our condolences to you and the family. Bessie was such a special lady, and we loved her. When she came into a room the place lightened up with her presence. I know she will be missed greatly. We send our love to all of the family. Bob and Mary Zeller

jan bettencourt
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
i miss your smile love to you always

Elaine Bruno
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF MY AUNT BESSIE SPENDING TIME WITH BOB AND I IN OUR HOME IN FLORIDA WALKING ALONG THE BEACH ON FORT PHOENIX WITH ROCHELLE'S DOG PHOENIX I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE THOSE TIMES. I LOVED MY AUNT BESSIE I WILL TRULY MISS HER. REST IN PEACE MY DEAR AUNT. YOU ARE NOW IN HEAVEN WITH UNCLE BUTCH, ALL OF YOUR SIBLINGS YOU ARE THE LAST,WARBURTON TO WELCOME ALL OF US TO PARADISE LOVE FROM YOUR FAVORITE NIECE ELAINE :-)

PATTI,BRANDON AND CHRIS, AS YOU KNOW MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. i KNOW HOW GOOD YOU ALL WERE TO HER AND HOW MUCH SHE LOVED YOU. SHE WAS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU. ELAINE

ROCHELLE bRUNO
   Posted Wed May 20, 2015
SHE WILL BE MISSED. PATTI,YOU WERE AND STILL ARE A DEDICATED AND LOYAL DAUGHTER.SHE WAS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU. AND OF COURSE WE CAN'T FORGET HER BOYS! HOW SHE LOVED THEM AND VICE VERSA BRANDON AND CHRIS, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. i HAVE GREAT MEMORIES WITH HER AND ALL OF YOU. I AM SO SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO BE THERE. BUT PLEASE KNOW HOW MUCH SHE WAS LOVED AND THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU.

Doreen Wilkins
   Posted Thu May 28, 2015
Bessie will be missed by many in the forest. The fun times at the pool will never be forgotten. Many will remember Bessie especially her winning performance of tiny bubbles. She will always have a special place in my heart. LUV Doreen

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