“Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother”
LOWELL Vitalina (Espinola) DaSilva, 84, of Lowell’s Back Central Street Neighborhood, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Saints Medical Center. She was the widow of Reinaldo DaSilva, who passed away in July 2006 after 60 years of marriage.
Born July 15, 1927, in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Antonio Cabral, and the late Aldegundes Silva, she was educated in the Azores. She started to raise her family in Graciosa and later moved her family to the United States, settling in Somerville and later Lowell.
Mrs. DaSilva enjoyed crocheting and was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and member of The Holy Ghost Society. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her beloved family.
She is survived by her 2 children; Mario DaSilva and his wife, Urania, of Somerville and Maria Melo and her husband, Valdemar, of Lowell; a daughter in law, Angelina DaSilva of Vancouver, Canada, her grandchildren, Maria and her husband Randy Campangna of Vancouver, Canada, Sandra and her husband Andrew Chaves of Burlington, Alberta DaSilva of Vancouver, Jose Miguel and his wife Jilyan Silva of Lowell, Alberto Manuel Sr. and his wife Melinda Silva of Lowell, Vanessa, and her husband Klodian Vladasi of Somerville and Jonathan Melo of Lowell, Great Grandchildren Kyle and Casey Campangna of Vancouver, Ryan Silva of Lowell, Cyrena Silva of Lowell, Isabella Silva of Lowell, Alberto Manuel "AJ" Silva Jr. of Lowell, Daniel Chaves, and Brian Chaves of Burlington. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews
She was the mother of the late Ezequiel DaSilva, and the Grandmother of the late Alberto Manuel DaSilva, and Rosa Maria DaSilva.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HER CALLING HOURS FROM 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16. ON SATURDAY, HER FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 11 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 AT 12 P.M.. BURIAL IN ST. MARY CEMETERY. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE AT ANYTIME.