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Madeline Souza Obituary PDF Email
On January 27, 2009, Madeline Souza passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, while surrounded by her husband and children.  Madeline was born in Pennsylvania and moved to California in the 1940's with her parents John and Virginia Scaletta, her sister JoAnne, and her Aunt Jean.  She met her future husband, Bill Souza, while typing his college term papers.  She and Bill married in September 1955 and had three children, Laurie, John, and Bill.  While her children were young, Madeline was a homemaker, an active member of the St. Joseph the Worker guild at St. Frances Cabrini, and employed by San Jose Unified School District.  When her children were grown, she worked at the County Assessor's Office and at CPA firms in Los Gatos.  She enjoyed many trips to the family cabin in Mariposa, CA, as well as bowling and an occasional visit to the local Indian casinos.  Madeline is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill; her daughter Laurie Probst(Dave); her sons John (Jocelyn Stephen) and Bill (Lisa Sneler); her sister JoAnne Vincenzini (Mark); her aunt Jean Fanelli; and her grandchildren Brittney, Andy, Alex, Melanie, Stephanie, and last but not least, Meredith.  Services will begin Monday, February 2 with visitation after 3:00 p.m. and a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary.  Funeral Mass will be held on February 3 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Cabrini, on Woodard Rd. in San Jose.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Valley Medical Center Foundation for Pediatrics, 2400 Moorpark Ave., Suite 207, San Jose, CA 95128, or at

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