May 20, 2019

Edwin Joseph Souza, Jr


Edwin Joseph Souza, Jr. It is with great sadness that Edwin J. Souza, Jr., known to his friends as “Fast Eddie” passed away on October 9, 2018, at the age of 66, with his loving family by his side. A native of East Providence, he worked for the East Providence School Department. Eddie loved playing music, anywhere at any time for anyone, and did that as a disc jockey and drummer in the band Magic Brew. He was someone that would give you the shirt off his back without hesitation. He enjoyed donating to charities like St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Eddie was a faithful man who always put his family first.

He was born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Edwin J. Souza and the late Ann Marie (DeCristoforo) Souza.

He is survived by his 4 children, Amy Souza Coray and her husband Christopher, Edwin J. Souza, III, Laura Souza and Timothy Souza, his 3 grandchildren, Preston Newton, Olivia Coray and Ava Coray, his 4 siblings, Ann Luther, Kenneth Souza, Joseph Souza and Charles Souza and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will begin on Saturday at 9am from the Rebello Funeral Home and Crematory, 901 Broadway, East Providence, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4-7pm. Please omit flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the National MS Society, 205 Hallene Road, Warwick, RI 02886.


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