In Our Care

Louise Sousa Francis

07/23/1952 - 02/21/2023


Obituary For Louise Sousa Francis

Louise Sousa Francis RN, 70 of Bristol, RI passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Louis Sousa and Mary R Sousa of Bristol. "Ms. Louise" was a beacon of light to the ill as a Registered Nurse for 50 years. Her nursing career allowed her to touch many lives in settings such as hospitals, YMCA day care/summer camp, nursing homes, mobile treatment and private homes. The last 20+ years of her career were spent with the residents and families of Hallworth House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Providence. Mrs. Francis also served her community in her younger years as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Hydraulion Fire Station (Bristol). She was an avid NE Patriots fan, frequently tailgating at Gillette Stadium. She loved gardening, crochet, crafts, art, theatre and travel. Up to her final days, Louise was an active member of the Barrington senior center, participating in chair yoga, karaoke, crafts and lunches. Louise was the loving mother of Lisa C. Francis, Lori E. Francis and chosen son, Alexander M. Francis, all of Bristol. She was the sister of the Late James H. Sousa (wife: Joan Sousa. son: James H. Sousa Jr.) and Louis Sousa. She was loved as a sister by her chosen brother Edward Borges Jr. Her greatest joy in life was as the beloved Nana of Logan A. Montville. She was a loving aunt, great aunt, godmother, cousin and friend. Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI where the family will receive relatives and guests for Visitation on Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 2-5PM. A Prayer Service will be held at 4PM. Burial will be private. For directions or tributes, please visit


  • 03/07/2023

    I'm going to miss you auntie louise

  • 03/05/2023

    Louise we will all miss you...I love you dear friend. Rest in peace with our lord..

  • 02/28/2023

    Lisa, Lori...Alex, I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked to hear this and give you my deepest condolences, I know how close you all were.

  • 02/28/2023

    To Louise's family, I remember her when she was part of my grandparents Holy Ghost procession. She was a pleasure to know but like everything else we loss contact as she went on to her career. I know her family will miss her and she will be with her parents and brothers.

  • 02/27/2023

    Louise was a sweetheart! One of a kind! We grew up one street apart she lived on Thompson Avenue and I lived on Alma Ave.,! Five years apart but we went to I believe Saint Elizabeth school together! She was so kind and giving! I'm so sad! My sympathy to the family she was way too young! I was always in awe of her!💖💖🙏🏻✝️

  • 02/27/2023

    I remember Louise relieving me from my 3-11 shift. At Hallworth House. Louise worked worked 11-7. Louise would say. " Denise I just need to get a cup of coffee to wake up before I get report 😊. Then Louise would show me pictures of her family or her vacation time before I gave her the shift report. Nurses and CNS'S would get off the elevator and yell "hi Louise, glad you're working tonight, I'll come up later to see you. Louise was loved by everyone and was a EXCELLENT nurse. Very caring. Miss you Louise. ❤️ Denise P

  • 02/27/2023

    auntie i will miss you so many memories can't just pick one all of them were amazing i'm gonna miss you and your seeetness i love you so much rest peacefully auntie always Ashley

  • 02/27/2023

    I'm sorry for your loss. She taught me to while I was working with her. I loved her very much. Syrie Holloway

  • 02/27/2023

    So very sorry for your loss you Louise was a sweet heart and a lovely person very kind ! Amanda Ferreira' mom Liz Disarro


  • 5 TREES

    Karen planted 5 trees in memory of Louise Sousa Francis . - February 27, 2023

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.