Eugenia “Jennie” (Souza) Novo, 96, of New Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 29, at her home. She was the widow of Victor Novo and daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary V. (George) Souza. She was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident. “Jennie” was a communicant of the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish. She was employed by the New Bedford school department as a food service manager until her retirement. “Jennie” and her husband Victor were members of the Holy Name Couples Club for many years. Survivors include her son Victor Novo Jr. of Fairhaven, her daughter Gail Coble of Marion, her sister Theresa Miranda of New Bedford and her daughter-in-law Cathy Novo of New Bedford. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late David Novo. Her funeral mass will be celebrated 10am on Wednesday, May 5, at the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. The family will receive guests at the church starting at 9am. Cremation will follow. Arrangements are by the Boulevard Funeral Home 223 Ashley Blvd. For guest book please visit www.boulevardfh.com. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
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