OBITUARY

Adelaide O. DaSilva

September 18, 1928February 18, 2014
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Adelaide O. (Mendes) DaSilva, 85, of South Dartmouth died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Manuel F. DaSilva.

Born in Madeira, Portugal, daughter of the late Jose A. and Umbelina O. (Neto) Mendes, she immigrated in March 1967 to New Bedford and then moved to South Dartmouth. She became a proud U.S. citizen in 1988.

Mrs. DaSilva worked as a cleaner in the textile mills and later worked at home as a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth. Mrs. DaSilva enjoyed gardening, cooking, and knitting. She was happiest being around her family and laughing with people.

She is survived by four daughters, Maria DosReis and her husband Domingos of S. Dartmouth, Cecilia Fernandes and her husband Jose of New Bedford, Olinda Gendreau and her husband Andre and Umbelina Gendreau and her husband Edmond all of Somerset; a brother, Albert Mendes of Portugal; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by eleven siblings.

Her Funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 89 South St., Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111 or Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 22, 2014

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  • Burial
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Monique DeAbreu

March 16, 2015

My deepest sympathy to Maria and her family. I loved Adelaide. She always made me laugh and I will truly miss her. Maria one day you will hurt no longer when you are united with her. love, Monique DeAbreu

February 21, 2014

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of Mrs Adelaide rest in peace. She will be remembered by all of us for her pleasant disposition, generosity and loving soul. Mrs. Adelaide will be truly missed and we will include her in my our daily prayers.

Our deepest sympathy go out to your family,

From: Manuel DeAbreu Dos Reis and family

Kristen, Megan, and Ryan Fernandes

February 21, 2014

Avó DaSilva, we will always remember you as the upbeat, funny, and kind hearted woman that you are. We all know that you always tried doing the most you could for your grandchildren and great grandchildren. You were always such a loving person and will never be forgotten. And we always loved the blankets you knit for us. We will always be thinking about you every day, we love you!<3

Umbelina & Edmond Gendreau

February 21, 2014

My Mom, My best friend: I don't know where to begin... Every soul you met was permanently changed for the better and after 52 years of life I know I too have been changed. It hurt to lose you and though you went peacefully, I would give anything for one more day! My heart is aching but I know you have finally found peace. The darkness which has been fogging your mind is gone. You are the epitome of an exemplary mom and I hope I've made you proud as I've taken all of your best qualities and passed them on to my own children. You lived to make people happy and I know that you are at peace now.
Your tears have dried...
Your eyes have opened...
Heaven echoes with your laughter and one day I will hold you in my arms again.
I love you!

Maria DosReis

February 21, 2014

My Dearest Mom, on this day when you left me so you could be reunited with Dad and your mother. You will always live on in my heart. I am going to miss you deeply. We were able to talk and you would always give me great advice. You were a great mom and friend to us all. You were always there for us. Your happiest times were when your family was united! Mom, May you rest in peace until we meet again. Love

Cayley, Carolina, and Michael Fernandes

February 21, 2014

Avo,
While it has been very difficult seeing you leave the physical realm here on Earth, we know that you are finally at peace in heaven. May you experience infinite happiness in the afterlife. We will definitely miss your sense of humor and thirst for life, but even more so we will miss being able to share life's journeys with our best friend. We love you!

Cayley, Carolina, and Michael Fernandes

February 21, 2014

Avo,
While we most certainly will miss your compassion, your sense of humor, your fun-loving spirit, and most definitely your artistry at holiday functions, what we will truly miss the most is your ability to serve as a loving grandmother who provided a foundation for our family through all life had to offer. We are blessed to call you avo, and we wish you eternal peace and happiness. We love you!

Cayley, Carolina, and Michael Fernandes

February 21, 2014

Avo,
You have always been there for all your grandchildren, and now great grandchildren, with open arms and an exuberance of love that no one may compare. We will truly miss your great sense of humor, your great spirit, your remarkable culinary techniques, but most of all your ability to support everyone in every phase of their lives. While we know you will continue to guide us from up above, may the gifts you have shared with your family, continue to be shared with future generations. We love you avo, and as you would always say, "I'll see ya tomorrow!"

Monique DeAbreu

February 21, 2014

Maria and Domingoes I am so sorry for your loss.I loved you mother and enjoyed spending time with her and her family. I will always keep her close to my heart. It was a pleasure to have known her.

Joe & Amanda Fernandes & Family

February 21, 2014

We love you vava, miss you. You brought us so much joy and laughter throughout the years. We will cherish them forever