Elsie G. Silva

Elsie Gloria Silva. 57 of Danbury died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness.  Elsie was born in New Haven, CT, November 14, 1953, daughter of Carolina (Melo) Silva of Danbury and the late Eduino S. Silva. She was a Dean’s List student at Albertus Magnus College and Southern Conn. State in New Haven where she studied English and Fine Arts.  She played the piano beautifully, loved art and music.

In addition to her mother, Elsie is survived by an uncle, Jose de Melo of Derby and cousin, Caroline of Virginia.  Cousins, Joseph, Augusto and Alberto DaSilva and their families of Danbury and cousins , Emily (Silva) Clifton, Gene and Edward Silva and their families of California.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 6 pm in St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury.

Interment will be private and at the direction of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Guardian Ad Litem Services, Inc., 175 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770 which will assist clients in their care with clothing and basic essentials.

A special thanks to Jay Poswinski and all at Guardian Ad Litem Services, Inc. for their help and assistance with Elsie’s care over the years.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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