Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary

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Gilbert C. Silveira

January 26, 1934September 12, 2020

Silveira, Gilbert of Palo Alto, CA passed away on September 12, 2020 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, Gertrudes Silveira, and son, John Silveira. He was a loving father, husband, and companion.

Born in San Jorge Island, Azores, Portugal, he was the third eldest child among five brothers and two sisters. He joined the Navy in 1954 and became a Midshipman, with an honorable discharge in 1966. He immigrated to the Bay Area in 1967 following his service and met Gertrudes, also from Portugal. They married on April 3, 1976 and welcomed their son, John, in 1977.

Gilbert was a caring man who looked after his family and friends. He worked very hard to provide for his family. During his free time, he enjoyed tending to the fruits and vegetables in his garden. He loved going to casinos, fishing, roller coaster rides, going on vacation trips to his hometown in the Azores, attending Portuguese fiestas, watching Family Feud and Spanish novellas with his wife, and chatting with friends. He especially liked telling stories of his time in the Portuguese Navy.

Church services will be held at Five Wounds Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 10:00am in San Jose. Gilbert will be laid to rest at Cavalry Catholic Cemetery in San Jose. Gravesite services will begin at 11:30am with limited attendance due to Covid-19.


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Gilbert C. Silveira

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Mary Medland

September 22, 2020

I remember growing up with Gilbert always being around. Always smiling and generous. You are blessed. Your family will miss you so very much but your family in heaven will welcome you. Lots of love.



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