Worked hard to give his family a better life


SOMERVILLE — Eduardo C. DeSousa, of Somerville, died March 3. He was the beloved husband of Maria Lucia (Faleiro) DeSousa. He was the father of Stephen P. and his wife Lara of Medford and Edward X. DeSousa and Sabina of North Reading. He was the grandfather of Edward and Kristine and great–grandfather of Ashley, Lucia, Noah and Matthew. He was the brother of Liliana DeSousa of Lynn and Fernando “Freddie” DeSousa and his wife Kathy of Truro. Eduardo is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Eduardo was born in Portugal in 1931 to the late Joao and Maria DeSousa. During his adolescent years he started working at a pharmacy and was an apprentice by age 11. Eduardo eventually became in charge and ran his own pharmacy; which was like a doctor in those days. Eduardo immigrated to the U.S. with his family in pursuit of the American dream. He worked as a donut maker, miscellaneous laborer and finally a picture frame maker at the Carr Co. factory in Somerville. He retired after 30 years while never missing a single hour or day of work. Eduardo worked very hard to give his family a good life. 

Eduardo’s funeral Mass was held in St. Anthony Church, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge on Friday, March 6. Interment Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Please omit flowers and make donations in Eduardo’s name to Big Brother Big Sister,