Memorial Service set for Vivian A. Souza

Memorial Service set for Vivian A. Souza

A memorial service will be held this Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m., for Vivian A. Souza of West Barnstable who died Aug. 4 at the age of 89.

All are invited to this service at 2 p.m. at Four Corners Community Chapel in Cumberland. The Rev. David Pierce will officiate.

Mrs. Souza leaves a daughter, Marcia Green and her husband Alan of Cumberland; four grandchildren, Nathan Green of Lincoln, and his wife Annie; Alexander Green of Bronxville, N.Y., and his wife Ashley; Jess Holmes, of Leominster, Mass., Kira Holmes of Madison, Wis., and six beloved great-grandchildren, Helen, Charlotte, George, Vivian, Leo and Zachary.
She was the wife of the late Edward J. Souza and had been living at the Linden Ponds retirement community in Hingham, Mass. for the past nine years. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Gertrude Trench of Bourne, Mass.

Mrs. Souza had previously been married to Cecil Holmes and was the mother of Douglas Trench Holmes who died in 2017.
Mrs. Souza, who in retirement had wintered in Ocala, Fla., had a long career as a commercial insurance executive on Cape Cod, working for Bryden & Sullivan and then Dowling & O’Neill. She held the highly regarded industry designations of CPCU, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, and CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor. In 1976, she was named Cape Cod’s Professional Businesswoman of the Year.

She was a skilled seamstress and quilt-maker, 4-H leader, and member for many years of West Parish Church in West Barnstable.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, R.I. 02904, would be appreciated. For directions and guest book, visit

Funeral arrangements by Bellows Chapel, 160 River St., Lincoln.