Lillian Maria Silveira, 87, passed away peacefully at home in Escalon after a long illness with her husband and daughter by her side on Sunday, March 10.
She was born Dec. 9, 1925 in Gustine, CA.
Mrs. Silveira was a homemaker who dearly loved her family. She retired from Escalon Packers in 1984 after nearly 40 years. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to several states in their RV and she loved lake fishing. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church until her illness prevented it. She was also active in the Escalon Fireman’s Auxiliary. Lillian enjoyed many hand crafts but most enjoyable was her time spent with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Frank; son Tony Silveira of Turlock; daughter Janet (Del) Choate of Modesto; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Eleanor Carr of Bay Point and Sadie Silva of Newman.
She was preceded in death by her parents Manuel and Mary Phillips and daughter-in-law Barbara Silveira.
Her family wishes to thank her caregivers Alice Eggink and Maria Dutra who were dedicated in giving excellent care with love and joy. Also thanks to Opital Hospice for their compassion and care.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon.
Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to Escalon Community Ambulance, 1480 Ullrey Ave., Escalon, CA 95320 or to a charity of your choice. For condolences to the family visit www.deeganfuneralchapels.com.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
March 13, 2013