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Ernest C. Souza

Ernest C. Souza

December 6, 1946 – December 27, 2018

Our father, Ernest Cabral Souza, passed away on December 27, 2018 at the age of 72, in Hanford. He was born in Santa Maria, Azores on December 6, 1946 to Joe and Deolinda Sousa. Dad was one of twelve children.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Maria Ines Souza; as well as his children, Sandra Espinoza, Robert Souza (Alex Souza), and Doreen Souza (Michael Drew). He is also survived by three grandchildren whom he absolutely adored and who loved him so much, Cecily Jo Perez (Spencer Olson), Damon Christopher Espinoza and William David Ernesto Souza. He will also be missed by his siblings and the wonderful friends that he made over many years.

Dad was a truly good man with a wonderful heart. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with just about anyone. We'll miss his jokes, which he never finished, because he always started laughing before he got to the punch line. We'll miss the sound of a soccer game always in the background and watching him playing pool. He's gone, but he will never be forgotten. Until we meet again, Dad. We love you.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Services by People's Funeral Chapel 559-584-5591.

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