Condolence & Memory Journal

As the sun sets on what was your last evening on this earth 1 year ago today (February 27, 2021) - I find myself still struggling to find peace . I love you just as much - if not more ( if that´s possible ). I still find myself speaking out loud to you at times not really convinced that you can hear me . I ponder where your journey has taken you , & I pray that we will see each other again . Magical thinking ? . . . Maybe . I really hope not . You are missed by all of us on a level that I don´t believe that there is a word for . I know that you aren´t reading this , but I thought that it might be cathartic . we shall see . . . XO

Posted by Brenda Sousa-Moore - Family   February 27, 2022

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I'm putting these heart felt thoughts to paper.

There should be a word in this English language that far exceeds the word "great" in order to describe this man. Thinking back on the many years of being around this kind man I am reminded of the conversations at the kitchen table or more often the back porch, coffee in hand, I remember looking over their little bird sanctuary and watching the two hawks, creating a sense of calmness and appreciation for life.

These moments and many many more come to mind as WE, myself, Michelle and Brianna think about you, knowing that we will miss you tremendously as you travel on to your next journey.

Til we meet again Dad.

Posted by Brian Calve - Coventry, CT - family   March 05, 2021

Al and I will always remember the good times we shared with Ray and his memory will stay with us forever. Our condolences to his family.HugcN

Posted by Sherry and Al Kotowski - Coventry, CT - Friend   March 05, 2021

Dear Minnie, Catherine, Ray, Brenda, Mark and Richard,

Please accept my most sincere condolences. It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I'm sure you all are already missing Ray, Dad, Father-in-law. There is a very large gap in the universe and, I'm sure in each of your hearts.

You have been in my thoughts and prays since I first heard this tragic news from Brenda. I continue to pray for you all.



Posted by Cecilia Leary - Virginia Beach, VA - Family Friend   March 04, 2021

I had the privilege of knowing Mr Sousa or who I was lucky enough to call another Dad for more than forty years. He was the kindest man I ever knew and was always there for me. Some of my greatest childhood and adult memories happened at the Sousa house with him there. His laugh was infectious and he was always ready to eat some sweets with you. I will forever have a place in my heart for him and will truly miss him.

Posted by Kristine Holland - Willington, CT - Family   March 04, 2021

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