Maria A. Silva
September 15, 1955 – March 7, 2018
On March 7, 2018, Maria A. Silva, 62, passed away in the comforts of home in the arms of her loved ones, after braving a two-year battle with cancer.
For a life far too short, it was lived with the fullest intention. Maria was a light full of energy, spirit, and joy. She exuded a warmth that drew people in and made them feel seen and special.
Maria's life passion was education. She devoted 36 years to mentoring and shaping the lives of youths. She took great pride in being a part of their successes.
This devotion was only second to her love of family. There was no role Maria cherished more than wife and mother.
She is survived by her best friend and husband of 41 years, Ronnie John; two sons, Derek (wife Ashley), and John; a daughter, Kasandra; her mother, Lupe Alicea; her two sisters, Connie McGuire, and Anna Torres (husband Armando Torres, Jr.); two sister-in-law's, Carolyn Fabry, and Janet Hansen (husband Robert Hansen); and 20 nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to the team of doctors, nurses and health care providers who helped care for Maria the past two years.
Services will be held at St. Peter's Church in Lemoore on Thursday, March 15th. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, a cause Maria held dear.