In memory of
Maria M. Silva
Maria M. Silva, 87, of Somerset, widow of Jose S. Silva, died Sunday 1/8/17 at St. Annes Hospital. Born in Furnas, St. Michael, Azores, daughter of the late Manuel & Maria G. (Ferreira) de Melo, she emigrated to Fall River in 1973, and worked from 1975 to 1992 at Parkers Candy formerly of Fall River. She leaves: 8 children, Antonio Silva, Eduarda Soares, Maria Deus Furtado, Gloria Sousa & Connie Jesus all of Fall River, Filomena Silva of Tiverton, Manuel Silva of Swansea, and Fernando M. Silva of Somerset; 2 siblings, Antonio Melo of Canada, Gloria Ferreira of Somerset; 36 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Also mother of the late Maria Jose Silva & Maria dos Anjos Silva; and sister of the late Jose & Manuel de Melo and Maria Jose Ferreira. Funeral Thursday at 8 am from Silva-Faria Somerset Funeral Home, 84 County St., Somerset, with Mass in St. John of God Church at 9. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours Wednesday 4-8. www. silvafaria.com
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