July 2, 1934 — Aug. 17, 2013
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 23, for Ann Silva, who died on Saturday, Aug. 17 at her home in Crows Landing with her family by her side.
Mrs. Silva, 79, was born in Cedros Ribeira Funda, Faial, Azores, to the late Antonio Silveira Garcia and Maria Amelia Dutra. In 1960 she married the love of her life, her late husband Gilbert A. Silva and assisted him on the family dairy in Crows Landing, as well as being a homemaker for 53 years.
Mrs. Silva was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock, Our Lady of Assumption Portuguese Choir, Levante, Grupo de Oração, Grupo Terceira Idade, Ministerio dos Doentes and a Ministerio da Eucaristia. Mrs. Silva also was a
member of Luso American Fraternal Federation Council No. 29-50 of Turlock.
Mrs. Silva is survived by her son, Gilbert E. Silva, and his wife, Marilyn, of Crows Landing; daughter, Charleen Cahill and her husband, Allan, of Hilmar; sister, Maria Alice Dutra of Watsonville; seven grandchildren, Jessica Domingos, Ashley Cahill,
Trista Elmore, Cylina Silva, Gilbert A. Silva, II, Samuel A. Silva, Amelia A. Silva and five great grandchildren. Her husband, Gilbert A. Silva, who died on April 29, 2001 and her brother, Antonio Silveira Garcia, preceded her in death.
A visitation will be observed from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Rd., Turlock. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Turlock; Internment following Funeral Mass at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.
Arrangements are under the direction of: Whitehurst, Norton and Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock, California 95380 - (209) 634-4904 www.whitehurstnortondiasfunerals.com.