Anibal was born and raised in Marlborough, son of the late Manuel and Emilia (Silva) Sousa. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army, First Division “Big Red One,” 33rd Field Artillery Battalion in the European Theater until being honorably discharged in June 1946.
He had resided in Hudson since 1954, and was employed by the Data General Corp. in Hudson for many years until retiring in 1978. Prior to Data General, he worked for the former Kenworthy Bros. in Westborough and the Entwistle Co. of Hudson. He was a member of the Hudson Portuguese Club and Saint Michael's Parish in Hudson, enjoyed all types of woodworking, and loved to read in his spare time.
Anibal truly loved the time he spent with his family, and especially enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren who will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his daughter, Penny Spellman and her longtime partner, James Eisner, both of Hudson; his sister, Maryann Mutti of Florida; and his three grandchildren, John Spellman and his wife Jennifer of Lancaster, Todd Spellman and his wife Lizabeth of Berlin, and Raymond Spellman and his wife Jennifer of Clinton. He is also survived by his six grea- grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Manuel Sousa of Hudson, Walter Sousa of Florida, and Hellen DiLauro of Hudson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 9:00 a.m., in Saint Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery of Hudson. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 31, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., ?at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson.