Phyllis Ellen Sousa born Jun 20, 1947, passed away on Sep 2, 2022, at home, at the age of 75.
She is predeceased by her parents, Eleanor Frances and Frank Davis Taylor and her sister Mary Frances Taylor.
She is survived by her husband David Bruce Sousa, her sister Margaret (Peggy) Mitchell, her brother Frank John Taylor, her two sons: Todd Allen Sousa, David Baker Sousa and his wife Denise Clapsaddle. She also leaves two beloved sisters in law, Lynn Davis and Donna Sousa.
She leaves well-loved nieces and nephews (Scott, Tommy, Bobby, and Pete Mitchell),
Laura Fisk, Paul Davis, and Christine Skorupski, (Mark and Jason Sousa) Lyndsey Russell and Erin Michalak.
She leaves her grandchildren, Lidia, and Zeus Sousa, and 5 great-grandchildren, Sophia, Adaline, Greyson, Elena and Lilly.
Phyllis was born in Hartford CT, lived grew up in West Hartford, CT and graduated from Northwest Catholic High School in 1965. She attended the University of CT where she met and married David Sousa.
A few years after the birth of their sons they moved to Burlington VT, cared for her younger sister Mary, raised two rambunctious boys, and work full time as a medical transcription specialist for the University of Vermont Cardiology Department.
After moving back to CT, she attended the Morse School of Business and pursued a career in Information Technology for Aetna and Cigna Insurance until her retirement.
Phyllis’ priority was her family. She spent many hours hosting family at the beaches of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. She provided strength, guidance, a sympathetic ear and love to her husband, sons, sisters, and brother, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed the parties she attended with a plethora of cousins. She laughed with us, cried with us, and gave us unconditional love.
Phyllis was an accomplished knitter who enjoyed the weekly sessions with the Lakeridge knitting group, where she shared knitting tips and stories. Her skills led to many mittens, hats, doll clothes and scarfs for family.
She loved everyone she knew, and they loved her. She will be greatly missed.
A private service is planned for family and friends.