Maria Louisa DaSilva, 90, of Bristol

Posted 10/21/19

Mrs. Maria Louisa (Moitoso) DaSilva, age 90, of Villa Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Fernando …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Not a subscriber?


Start a Subscription

Sign up to start a subscription today! Click here to see your options.

Purchase a day pass

Purchase 24 hours of website access for $2. Click here to continue

Day pass subscribers

Are you a day pass subscriber who needs to log in? Click here to continue.


Maria Louisa DaSilva, 90, of Bristol

Posted

Mrs. Maria Louisa (Moitoso) DaSilva, age 90, of Villa Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Fernando DaSilva, her husband of 52 years, who preceded her in death in October of 2013. 

Born in Faial, Azores, a daughter of the late Joao and Luisa (Silva) Moitoso, she was a resident of Bristol for 60 years. Maria was a rug braider for the former Robin Rug Company in Bristol for 21 years, retiring in 1995. She had also worked for R. & J. Manufacturing Company for nine years.

She was an active communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Church, Bristol, where with her late husband she was active on various Feast Committees, was a feast worker for many years at the church and where she was a member of the Portuguese Prayer Group. 

She is survived by two children, Fred DaSilva (Laurie) and Lezette DaSilva, both of Bristol, and a step-son, Carlos DaSilva (Belmira) of Faial, Azores; six grandchildren, Tracy L. DaSilva, Nicole L. DaSilva (Robert Nadeau), Joshua DaSilva (Felicia), Kayla Stanzione, Carla Rosa and Tatiana DaSilva; four great-grandchildren, Sienna and Brielle DaSilva, Lourenco Furtado and Vincente Rosa; and five siblings, Laura Tomas, Jose Moitoso, Carmina DaSilva, Hildberto Moitoso (Cidalia) and Rogerio Moitoso, all of Bristol. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brothers, Elmano and Manuel Moitoso.

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, are Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at 10 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol.  Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com

2020 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Scott Pickering

Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.