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Ronald J. Souza Obituary – SouthCoastToday.com


Ronald J. Souza (85), husband of Marjorie (Nunes) Souza of South Dartmouth completed his life’s journey on June 24, 2022. He was the son of the late Leonilda (Leona) and Joseph Souza of Dartmouth, and brother of Patricia (Souza) Balestra who resides with her husband Chet in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Along with his wife, Ron is survived by his dearest heirloom; his three daughters: Kathleen Souza-Pontes and her husband Randy of South Dartmouth, Nancy Souza of Stamford, CT, and Lynn Souza and her partner Valerie Suto of Monroe, CT. He is survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom brought immeasurable pride and joy throughout his life’s journey: Grandchildren: Kate Souza Manahan and her husband David, Daniel Trifone and his partner Kelli James, Allyson Souza, Jessica Souza and Jordyn Chymbor-Souza. Great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Maxwell and Wyatt Manahan.

Ron was a committed family man whose greatest joys were when he was in the company of his immediate family on their many gatherings, vacations and trips.

Ron and Marge graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1954 (Dartmouth, MA) and had been married for 63 years. They had resided in South Dartmouth since 1998 after 30 years of residence in Stamford, CT. During his early years, Ron was a sought-after musician (drums) with local combos. After earning a pharmacy degree from Northeastern University, he served six months on active duty in the U.S. Army and 6½ years in the active Army Reserves assigned to field hospital units.

Ron has had a distinguished career in healthcare and the medical marketing industry, in addition to holding numerous positions in professional and non-profit organizations. Throughout his life, he generously gave his time and talents to his profession and his community. “Giving back” was a way of life for him.

Ron’s contributions to the industry he loved were recognized and honored when in 2021 he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame (MAHF). It was his professional crowning glory.

Returning to Dartmouth after 36 years, Ron became active in many local organizations. He enjoyed participating in sports and several hobbies, including photographing lighthouses and collecting lighthouse memorabilia. He was an avid tennis player and an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and NE Patriots. What Ron loved most in life, however, was being with his family. His life was full and productive.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Rd., South Dartmouth, MA. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 795 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA. Family and friends will gather at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home for a procession to the church. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dartmouth Council on Aging, 628 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA 02748.

For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Posted on June 25, 2022

Posted in North Dartmouth Chronicle