John Phillip Souza

  • Born: March 17, 1956
  • Died: February 23, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Phillip Souza, 61, passed away at his home on February 23, 2018. Born in Manchester on March 17, 1956, he was son of the late Edward and Dora Souza.

John enjoyed music, playing guitar and singing. He was fun loving and had a great sense of humor. He loved time with family, and especially his Sunday rides with his twin, Debbie.

John is survived by his siblings, Linda Defreitas, Sandra Barton, DeeDee Souza, Edward Souza, Debbie Langley, James Souza, Lisa Moura, several nephews, nieces and extended family members.

A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5-7pm with a service at 7pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Debbie,Lisa,Eddie an the rest of the Sousa family
My thoughts an prayers are with you. I'm sorry Ican not be there tonight I had back surgery an I am having a hard time.I just want you to know that I am with you in my thoughts right now an I have great memories of the times we all spent together over the years.God Bless you all an stay strong
Love You SharonRae

Posted by Sharon Rae - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 28, 2018

If love could have saved you, you would have lived Forever.

No longer by our side, but, Forever in our Hearts.

Deepest Condolences and Prayers for the Souza Family...

Art Furtado

Posted by Art Furtado - Nashua, NH - Family   February 28, 2018

My dear brother Johnny we got too spend time together now and then in the last couple years every time we would end with a handshake and a hug I will always love you Johnny may you rest now with no more worrys or pain you are at peace....

Posted by Eddie Souza jr - Manch, NH   February 27, 2018


Debbie i just want to say i am so sorry for the loss of your twin .may god be with you through this tough time but remember he will be watching over you he is your angel now may he RIP god bless you and your family

Posted by Cindy Webb - Manchester, NH   February 27, 2018

One of my earliest and fondest memories of you was in late 1978 nearly 40 years ago when you took me shopping at the mall down the street from my house. We entered Woolco and proceeded to the music section. You told me about a band named Boston. I looked through the section with their albums and found the just released album titled - Don't Look Back. I liked the artwork so I bought it. I remember taking it home and playing it on my Super Heroes record player while watching the orange label spinning around. As the record was playing I would stare at the gatefold. I loved the picture of the sparkle sneakers right smack in the middle. I was hooked. Boston continues to be one of my favorite bands to this day. I'll always remember your love of music and your antics. Thank you Uncle Johnny.

Posted by Robert DeFreitas - Merrimack, NH - Family   February 27, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the Souza Family. I remember John from days of old. May John Rest In Peace.

Posted by Debbie - Manchester, NH   February 26, 2018

Siblings are such a special gift! They are a part of each other in so many ways. We send our condolences to the whole family, especially DeeDee, and hope that peace will be found through memories of shared experiences.

Posted by Mike and Joan Toepel - Salisbury, NH - Friend   February 26, 2018

Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers

Posted by KIM GAGNE - MANCHESTER, NH   February 26, 2018

Deepest condolences and sympathy to the Souza family on the loss of their brother, John. May love surround you Sandie and your family in your comfort.

Posted by Jane Walter - Londonderry, NH   February 25, 2018

Much too young, sorry for your loss ! Remember you from the good ol'days back going to school. Life is short enough. REST IN PEACE !

Posted by CHERYL - MANCHESTER, NH   February 25, 2018

My childhood friend, we will never forget what a kind soul you were. Our deepest sympathies to the Souza family.

Posted by Celeste & Peter Dakoulas - Manchester, NH   February 25, 2018

DeeDee - So sorry for your loss

Posted by Michael Pepler - San Diego, CA   February 25, 2018

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by Jane Almeida - Manchester, NH   February 25, 2018

My heart goes out to the Family and Friends of Johnny. Peace be with you all.

Posted by Jim and Cindy Legendre - Sweetwater, TN   February 25, 2018

My his memory remain in your hearts.Our sympathy to your family.

Posted by Nick,Ellie Tsivoulis - Pompano,Fl   February 25, 2018

Prayers to all the Souza family. May John rest in a peace.

Posted by Alan Russell - Mexico, ME - friend   February 25, 2018

My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

Posted by A. M.    February 25, 2018

Ed and family,I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kathy Russell Freeman - Goffstown, NH   February 25, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda Ziemba

Posted by A friend   February 25, 2018

thoughts and prayers to the souza family

Posted by steve and daphne piaseczny - manchester, NH   February 24, 2018

John we met when you were just 7 years old . I saw you grow up, but time goes by so quickly and now god has called you home at a young age. Rest in peace Johnny

Posted by Ronnie DeFreitas - Nashua, NH - Friend   February 24, 2018

Condolences and prayers for the Souza family for your loss.

Posted by Donna&Roger Bouthillier - Hudson, NH - Family Friend   February 24, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the Souza Family.

Posted by Wayne Sargent - Campbellsport, WI   February 24, 2018



Posted by JIM FREITAS - MANCHESTER, NH - family   February 24, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the entire Souza family. I will pray that God grants you all comfort during this most difficult time.

Posted by Cindy Tremblay-Bodendorf - Raymond, NH - friend   February 24, 2018

Memories are one place we can visit. We can take our loved ones with us anywhere.
Peace be with you dear brother.

Posted by Linda DeFreitas - Nashua, NH - Sister   February 24, 2018

My Deepest Condolences and prayers! ❤

Posted by Cynthia Flynn - Hampton, NH - Friend   February 23, 2018

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