Judith A. Lake

February 19, 2019


Judith A. (Souza) Lake, 67, of North Dighton, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, in Fall River, after a long illness. She was the loving wife of 47 years to Leo G. Lake, Jr.

Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late John and Lillian (Filipe) Souza, she settled in North Dighton in 1983 and was a communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Church.

Judy graduated from New Bedford High School and received her BA from Bridgewater State College. She had worked as a teacher's aide in Dighton prior to working as a school teacher in the Fall River Public School System for many years. She loved to sew, enjoyed her book clubs, but most of all enjoyed her time spent with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; three children, Leo G. Lake, III and his wife Stacy of Mansfield, Jason J. Lake and his wife Lynn of Easton and Melanie A. Lamontagne and her husband Scott of Dighton; her mother in law, Celeste Lake of Fairhaven; seven grandchildren, Leo G. Lake, IV, Courtney, Callie, Brody and Avery Lake, Lily and Jake Lamontagne; a brother, John Souza of New Bedford; two sisters, Brenda Burke of Dartmouth and Patricia King of Westport; two nieces, Erin Stoller and Monique Souza and many cousins.

Calling hours are Thursday, from 4-7pm, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset.

Her funeral will be Friday, February 22, 2019, at 8AM, from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9AM in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, corner of Spring and Pearl Streets, North Dighton.

Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:45pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, c/o Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-6584.

Calling Hours

FEB 21. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726


FEB 22. 8:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Mass

FEB 22. 9:00 AM (EST)

St. Nicholas of Myra Church, N. Dighton
499 Spring Street
N. Dighton, MA


FEB 22. 1:45 PM (EST)

MA National Cemetery
Connery Ave.
Bourne, MA

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