Obituary: Adelia Silva, 87

Born in Portugal, Silva was a retired employee of the Messenger Co. in Bethel.

Adelia Magalhaes De Sousa Silva, age 87 of New Milford, formerly of Danbury died on Wednesday at the Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Jose Julio Goncalves Silva.

Adelia was born May 6, 1925 in Monteiros, Portugal the daughter of the late Francisco Jose and Ana Goncalves (Magalhaes) Sousa. She had been a resident of Danbury since 1970, and was a retired employee of the Messenger Co., Bethel. Following her retirement, Adelia spent the summer months in Portugal. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury, and loved traveling, gardening, crocheting, and praying the Rosary.

Adelia is survived by one son: Francisco J. Silva and his wife Isabel of New Milford, five daughters: Maria Silva Pereira and her husband Mario of New Milford, Maria Fatima Pereira and her husband Manuel of New Milford, Maria Piadade Machado and her husband Antonio of Danbury, Maria Lurdes Batista of Padrela, Portugal, and Almerinda Pereira and her husband Jorge of Danbury, one brother: Armando Sousa of Bethel, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Adelia was predeceased by her brothers Jose and Pedro Sousa, and sisters Maria Rodrigues, Engracia Ribeiro, and Florinda Machado.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Monday January 7th in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury. Burial will be in Monteiros, Portugal. There are no calling hours.

The Green Funeral Home 57 Main Street Danbury is in charge of arrangements.


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