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Maria B Silva
December 22, 1927 - September 30, 2021
Obituary For Maria B Silva
Maria Benigna Silva, 93, of Peabody, died early Thursday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Luis Sousa Silva.
Born in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Jose Candido Batista and Rosa da Luz Silva. She was raised and educated in Portugal and has lived in Peabody for the past 50 years.
Maria was employed in the leather industry as a laborer for many years before retiring. She and her husband, along with many others in the Portuguese Community, were founding members of Our Lady of Fatima Church, who donated money to help build the church.
Maria enjoyed crocheting and sewing, but her favorite time was spent with family, especially her grandchildren, and sharing in all their activities.
Maria is survived her two sons and daughters-in-law, Manuel and Alice Silva and Bert and Ann Silva, all of Portugal, her daughter Nivea Cunha and her fiancé Gilmar of Peabody, and by her beloved 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Manuel and Jose Batista, and Zulmira Ramos.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 7:30 until 8:30 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by her Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Walsh Ave, Peabody to which relatives and friend are kindly invited to attend. Burial services will be private.
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