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April Louise (deSousa) Corriveau
April L. Corriveau, 48, a longtime resident of Tilton died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon following a sudden illness. April was born in Laconia, December 27, 1969, daughter of Terry W. and Virginia A. (Maloney) deSousa. April lived in Tilton for most of her life and was a graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School, class of 1987. She went on the study at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, graduating with her Degree in Management and Accounting. She was employed in office management, childcare and customer service over the years. She worked with Unitil of New Hampshire in Concord, owned Mrs. B's Learning Center in Northfield, employed at Stafford Oil in Laconia, and most recently at Hall's Burner Service in Franklin and the Sanbornton General Store. April loved her family, music, theatre, singing karaoke, fishing and family gatherings. She was actively involved with local theatre groups. April was predeceased by her father, Terry W. deSousa in 2008. She leaves her husband of three years, Karl W. Shepherd of Tilton, Son, Trent G. Coyman of Allenstown, daughters, Catarina Follansbee of Belmont and Corinna S. Corriveau of Haverhill, MA, granddaughter, Kaylee Follansbee of Belmont. Her mother Virginia A. (Maloney) deSousa of Tilton. Her sister, Carrie L. McNulty of Sanbornton Brothers, Stephen R. deSousa of Tilton and Wesley J. deSousa of Northfield. Stepson, Cody Shepherd of Colorado Springs, CO, Stepdaughter, Sydney Shepherd of Belmont. Numerous nieces and nephews
There are no calling hours. A celebration of April's life will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11 A. M. at the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, West Main Street in Tilton. Assisting with arrangements is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton. April's final resting place will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and with April's passions for children, theater and music, it would only be fitting to make memorial contributions in her name to the April L. de Sousa Scholarship Fund at gofundme.com/april-l-de-sousa-scholarship-fund.