RENSSELAER - Josephine C. Sousa, 63, of Rensselaer, passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at St Peter's Hospital. Josephine was born February 14, 1958, in Keene, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Robert and Isabelle Black. Josephine was the Matriarch of her family and took great pride in raising all of her children.
Predeceased by her parents and a brother Robert Black.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 47 years, Douglas K. Sousa, her loving children Anna (Shawn) Shepard, Amanda (Doug) Hanks, Amy (Lamont) Sousa, Angela (Justin) Sousa, Andrea Sousa, Brandi (Ian) Sousa, Robert (Noelle) Sousa, proud sister of Mary (Bob) Watson, Robin (late Kenneth) Blowers.
Josephine was the proud nana of Sonya, Shawn Jr., Samantha, Marty (Marissa), Tyler, Connor, Kayden, Keith, Jordan, Haley, Devyn, Holly, Charlie, Seth, Eli, Robert Jr., Isabella, Emma and great nana of Raegan, Kennedy and Benjamin.
Relatives and friends are invited to her calling hours 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Sunday evening at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc., 165 Columbia Tpk in Rensselaer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Josephine’s name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. A special thank you to the staff at St Peter's ICU for going above and beyond, we will be forever grateful.