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Joan Yvonne Sousa

04/03/1935 - 02/24/2021

Obituary For Joan Yvonne Sousa

Joan Yvonne (Gagnon) Sousa, 85, of Warren, RI, died, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

She was the wife of the late David B. Sousa who passed in 2012.

Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rose (Breault) Gagnon.

Mrs. Sousa had worked as a patient representative at Rhode Island Hospital for many years, retiring in 1997. She was a Communicant of St. Dominics Church in Swansea, MA. She also loved wind chimes, milky way candies, light houses, jewelry, scrabble, her dog - Peggy Sue, laughing until she could barely breath, and beating the pants off her grandsons and their friends in hi-low jack card games.

She is survived by two daughters, Robin Whalen of Warren, RI, and Kristy Leveillee of Providence, RI, and two grandchildren, Thomas Whalen of Westport, MA, and Max Leveillee of Cumberland, RI. She was also the sister of the late Pauline Carey, Patricia Lapierre, and Lorraine Barba.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.

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Robin and Kristy, I am so sorry for your loss. I first met your mom and dad when I started dating your cousin, John back in 1960 when we were in high school. They immediately became Aunt Joan and Uncle Dave to me. I will cherish all the wonderful memories of our many, many visits. Both your mom and dad were so special to me and my family. They will always have a very special place in my heart. Love you.
- Grace Roepcke
Robin and Kristy, I am so sorry for your loss. I met your mom at St Dominicâ??s and found a forever friend. We had so much fun laughing and causing just a little trouble. She was a wonderful woman, one of a kind. I will definitely miss her. Love you.
- Grace Roepcke

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