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Maria de Lourdes Silva
Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister

DRACUT Maria de Lourdes (Soares) Silva, 91, of Dracut, died Thursday, February 27, 2014, peacefully at her home. She was the widow of the late Eduino Oliveira who passed away in 1978.
A daughter of the late Jose and the late Mariana (Dias) Goulart, she was born January 24, 1923, in Pico, Azores, Portugal. She was raised and educated in the Azores making her home there until 1968 when she came to the United States with her family.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, and between raising her children and grandchildren, she worked for Grace Shoe, and Wang Laboratories. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, gardening, and trips to the beach.
She is survived by her children, Joao Aurelio DaSilva and his wife, Kathleen, of Naples, Florida, Alda Rocha of Dracut, and Estela McClean and her husband, Marshall, of Jupiter, FL; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Rocha, Kevin Santos, and Kristina Perrin; her great grandchildren, Brittanie, Jasmine, Autumn, Riley, Camren, Cooper, and Willow; her sister, Elnora Ramos of Dracut; and several nieces and nephews, including Eduina and Jose Garcia who were very supportive of her, and visited weekly.
The family wishes to thank Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and Personal Touch Agency for the loving care and attention that she received.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON SUNDAY, MARCH 2. ON MONDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HER FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL, AT 10 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS IN HER NAME TO ELDER SERVICES OF THE MERRIMACK VALLEY, DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, 360 MERRIMACK ST., BLDG 5, LAWRENCE MA 01843. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM

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