Manuel "Manny" Sousa, 82, of Wadena, passed away Jan. 2, 2010, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena.
Manny was born Nov. 28, 1927, to Manuel Thomas and Mary Patricia (Camacho) Sousa in Somerville, Mass. He served in the Navy as a Boatsman First Class. In July 1964, he retired after 20 years of service, receiving an honorable discharge and the Bronze Star. He was united in marriage with Hilda Brasel Breuer on Oct. 10, 1961. Manny was a member of the VFW. He enjoyed reading, watching birds, caring for his dog, and coffee and conversation at the Boondocks Restaurant.
Memorial services were held at the Fair Oaks Apartments Atrium on Friday, Jan. 8, with the Rev. Donald Wagner officiating. Memorials are preferred to the Tri-County Hospital Hospice in Wadena. Arrangements are with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (www.johnsonmemorialhome.com).
Survivors include his step-daughters, Joann (Bruce) Husted of Akeley and Doris (Arnie) Jones of Wadena; daughter-in-law, Jan Breuer of Bluffton; brothers, John of Medford, Mass., Joseph (Betty) of North Grafton, Mass., and Frank (Susan) of Huntington, Conn.; sisters, MaryAnn VanDeusen of Anderson, S.C., Ann (Alfred) Costa of Pensacola, Fla., Loretta Harrington, and Kathryn (Arthur) Johnson both of Medford, Mass.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Manny was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda, in September 2004; his parents, Manuel and Mary; sister Claire Lagambina of Willingboro, NJ; stepsons Ervin and Nick Breuer; step-great-grandson Jeff Breuer; and step-granddaughter Connie Quintana. He is survived by step-daughters Joann (Bruce) Husted of Akeley and Doris (Arnie) Jones of Wadena; daughter-in-law Jan Breuer of Bluffton; brothers John of Medford, MA, Joseph (Betty) of North Grafton, MA, and Frank (Susan) of Huntington, CT; sisters MaryAnn VanDeusen of Anderson, SC, Ann (Alfred) Costa of Pensacola, FL, Cecelia (Frank) Jennings of Peabody, ME, Loretta Harrington, and Kathryn (Arthur) Johnson both of Medford, MA; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.