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February 27, 2014

John J. Souza, 76

Ocklawaha, FL — John J. Souza, 76, of Ocklawaha, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, in his home while surrounded by his family.

John J. Souza was a native of Cambridge, MA, and moved to Ocklawaha in 1989. He loved spending time with his family and had a passion for the arts. He enjoyed cooking and had a great love for Jelly donuts. He is survived by his five children, Carolann Jones of Silver Springs, FL, John Souza Jr. of Ocklawaha, FL, LindaJean Bowen of Haverhill, MA, CindyLou Carrubba of Fremont, NH, and LaurieAnn Yannakoureas of Silver Springs, FL; also his 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and his most loyal friend, Dixie. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary F. Souza.

A viewing service will be held on Wednesday the 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL 34420. Funeral Services will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on 464 Maricamp Road. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.