Paul Benjamin DeSouza, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Atrium Health Cabarrus.

He was born on August 18, 1937, in Somerville, Mass., to the late Joseph and Mary Rose-DeSouza. Mr. DeSouza attended St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville. He enjoyed working on cars, watching old movies, bowling on a league, playing cards, and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Haskins DeSouza; and brothers, William and James DeSouza.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth DeSouza, Tom DeSouza and wife Dawn, and Karen Pesce; sisters, Rosemary Mann and Joanne Kesselhuth; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the DeSouza family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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