Mrs. Hilda Souza, daughter of the late Sabino Rodrigues Pimenta and Otilia Lucas Pimenta, was born on June 19, 1944, at 2 p.m., in Aldeia, Municipio de Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais.
Hilda was raised in the protestant church. She married Aguir Souza on July 28th, 1960, and was blessed with 5 children. Her death was preceded by that of her brothers João Rodrigues Pimenta and Izaias Rodrigues Pimenta.
Hilda has been a vital member of our community and was very well known by many as Vo Hilda (Grandma Hilda). Since immigrating to the United States in the year 2000, she has worked at Modelo’s Market Cafe, and as an entrepreneur of her own crochet business. Not only is she hardworking and an inspiration to all, but she is also the kindest and brightest person. She is known as a friend whose door is always open. Someone who could bring a room of people to tears with laughter. She could always be found cooking a meal for friends and family, gardening in the summers, or her later days, crocheting in her chair. She will be remembered by many for her loving nature. Hilda departed early on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, after a long battle with interstitial lung disease. Despite this disease, she stayed strong for many years throughout it. She is an inspiration to everyone who knows her.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband, Aguir José de Souza; her 5 children: José Aguir de Souza, Carlos Roberto de Souza, Angela Maria de Souza, Aguimar Marques de Souza, and Enaile Adriana de Souza Lima; her daughter in laws Vanizia Peixoto, Vanessa dos Santos, Aliny Francelicio; her son in law: Wanderson Luís de Lima; as well as her 11 grandchildren: Allan Souza, Diego Souza, Stephanie Souza Lopes, David Souza, Brenno DeSouza, Caroline DeSouza, Vinicius DeSouza, Victor DeSouza, Gustavo DeSouza Lima, Lavinia DeSouza, and Victoria DeSouza; her 3 great-grandchildren Rafaella Allana Souza, Yasmin Souza, and Ivy Peixoto e Souza; her step-grandchildren Maryana De Souza, Mayara Desouza and Millene de Lacerda; her granddaughters in law: Patricia Souza, Iasmyne Gonçalves e Souza, Madelyn Mulry DeSouza, Ana Beatriz Souza; grandson in law: Victor Lopes; her sister in law: Eulália Regina dos Reis Rodrigues; her niece Graziane dos Reis Rodrigues; nephews Glanderson dos Reis Rodrigues, Alex Vago Silva; grandnephews Mateus Rodrigues Vago and Murilo Rodrigues Vago, as well as many devoted family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday August 29, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00PM in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville.
Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home, Wednesday August 30, 2023, starting at 9:00am.
Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.