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Obituary for Maria Silva
Maria Odete (Loureiro) Silva, 91, of Ludlow passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving son and caretaker Emidio on Monday September 10, 2018. Maria was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Carlos J. Silva, in 2010. A devoted mother to Eulalia Costa (Isidro),Maria Gloria Machado (Joao), both of Portugal; Celina Gonçalves, Helena Gonçalves (Fernando), Eurico (Fernanda), all of Ludlow; Leonor Silva Muche of Chicopee; and Emidio Silva of Springfield. A loving grandmother to 14 grandchildren including her beloved granddaughter, Lisa, who passed away in 2017, great grandmother to 16, and great great grandmother to one. Loving and special thanks to her friend Ana R. Gomes who stayed by her side until the very end, and a special thank you to Sengly (Lily), Olivine, Jamidel, Brenda and Isabela. Funeral services for Maria will be celebrated on Friday September 14, 2018. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at Our Lady of Fatima Church for a 12:00pm Liturgy of Christian Burial, a procession will follow mass to Island Pond Cemetery for Maria’s Burial. It was the wish of Maria’s family that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to Our Lady of Fatima Parish.