adelaide sousa
Adelaide “Della” Sousa, 88, of Weirton died Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Weirton Geriatric Center. She was born on July 21, 1914 in Canonsburg, PA, the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna Miller Polasky. Della was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward James Sousa; her brother, Alexander Polasky; and her sister, Stella Serbak. Della was a homemaker. She was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, WV, Saint Paul Christian Mothers, Women of the Moose Lodge 688, VFW 2716 Ladies Auxiliary, AARP, and the Hancock County Singing Seniors for over 22 years. She is survived by her two sons, Raymond Sousa of Toronto, OH, and Jerome Sousa of Glen Burnie, MD; her two daughters, Elizabeth Wills of Levittown, PA, and Mary Ann (Nickie) Compton and her daughter Diana with whom she made her home at 3206 Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton; her sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary Ann) Watchek of Canonsburg, PA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 PM Tuesday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Wednesday, at the Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton. Monsignor Patrick Fryer will preside. Interment will follow at the Saint Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg, PA Share tributes view obituary online at

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  1. We have fond memories of Aunt Della visiting us through out the years. She always raised our spirits. Love Jitterbug and Clara

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all the family…we remember Della, as she and my mom Susie Pauchnik were good friends…they shared a lot together…she was always a very upbeat person and always smiling and always willing to lend a helping hand…she will be sadly missed by everyone she came in contact with…as she left everyone feeling happy…

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