Mary Rego Sousa, 96, of Galt went to her Lord on Aug. 21, 2019. She was born Jan. 4, 1923 to Antone Luis and Maria Rosa Rego in Manteca.
Mary married Antonio Sousa in San Miguel Azores and moved to California, pursuing the dairy business in Manteca and Stockton, and ultimately settling in Galt. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, sons, daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was beloved by all, and her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32 – “And be kind and compassionate to one another just as God also forgave you in Christ”. Her wisdom and beautiful light will be greatly missed.
Surviving Mary are her son Tony and daughter Jane (Manuel) Rocha; grandchildren Kelly (Deseron) Loessberg and Christopher (Katelyn) Rocha; great grandchildren Deseron Loessberg Jr., Kieron Loessberg and Lyeron Loessberg.
Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband Antoio and son John.
The family thanks all family and friends who meant so much to Mary, and the staff of Blossom Ridge Hospice who provided such support.
The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Grove. Committal will be at the Galt cemetery.
The Herberger Family Funeral Chapel in Elk Grove is handling the arrangements.