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Helen Ann Kuszej-Sousa

02/03/1925 - 05/11/2022


Obituary For Helen Ann Kuszej-Sousa

Helen A. Kuszej-Sousa, 97, of Warren, RI, passed away, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren, RI.

She was the wife of the late John Sousa, Jr. Born in Warren, RI, she was the daughter of the late Antoni and Alexandra (Matula) Kuszej.

Prior to retirement, Helen worked at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass. She was a Communicant of St. Mary of the Bay Church and a former Communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and her close-knit circle of long-time friends, loved visiting her daughter in Key West and her annual trips to Block Island. Her pierogies will be missed!

She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Page of Key West, FL, and Jane Swift and her husband Michael of Warren, RI, two beloved grandchildren, Stacy Swift and Michaela Swift, and her niece, Ruth Frances. She was also the sister of the late John Kuszej, Genevieve Brelsford and Bertha Palumbo, and the mother-in-law of the late Jeffrey B. Page.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 8-9AM at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren, RI, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., Warren, RI.

Burial will follow in St. Jean the Baptiste Cemetery, Vernon St., Warren, RI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, may be made to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund-

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  • 05/21/2022

    Please accept our sympathy on your mom's passing. Elsie and Denise

  • 05/17/2022

    My deepest condolences to your family during this time of loss. Sending you love, from Martha

  • 05/17/2022

    I was thankful to have known Helen for years as her chiropractor. She loved people and always engaged whoever sat with her in the waiting room. Her sense of humor and dead pan quips could be counted on each visit. Her smile was treasure. I will miss her Spirit greatly. Surely she is already somewhere dancing.

  • 05/13/2022

    I remember Mrs. Souza from St. Casimir's where I grew up. I met her again at BCC when I was a returning student, and she was so helpful --and made sure to tell me that if I needed anything to let her know. A very kind person who always had a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed.

  • 05/12/2022

    I got to Helen from her days at BCC. We hit it off and often joked around. While attending Mass at St. Mary's I could expect a big smile and warm embrace. My wife Judy reminded me of when the church was selling roses. I purchased two, and gave one to Helen. She gave me a big hug that I will not forget. Rest in peace my friend.

  • 05/12/2022

    Such a beautiful person. She and her husband were two peas in a pod and my children have fond memories of them. They are now together. Rest in Peace. Condolences to the family. Jennifer Robinson & girls.

  • 05/12/2022

    Helen was such a joyful person and a great addition to the Key West family that her daughter Coco (Cynthia) is a big part of. May Helen Rest In Peace and let perpetual light shine upon her. Mike & Ellen Caron

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