Peabody — Ana (DaCosta) Sousa, 99, of Peabody, died Tuesday morning at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Peabody, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Antonio Almeida Sousa.
Born in San Paulo, Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and Emilia (Ramunda) DaCosta. She was raised and educated in Portugal and in 1962, she immigrated to the United States and has lived in Peabody for the past 52 years.
Ana was employed for over 10 years at the Duchess Footwear Company in Salem before retiring many years ago. She was very active with the Counseling on Aging and was a longtime member of the Holy Ghost Society, both in Peabody. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the world.
Ana is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Antonio Dias of Peabody; her grandson, Roy Dias of Manchester, N.H.; and by her two great-grandchildren, Alec and Victoria Dias. You will be deeply missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.