Mrs. De Sousa Silva 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. in Bethel.
Following her retirement, Mrs. De Sousa Silva spent the summer months in Portugal.
She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Danbury, and loved traveling, gardening, crocheting, and praying the Rosary.
Mrs. De Sousa Silva 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; a brother, Armando Sousa, of Bethel; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Jose and Pedro Sousa, and three sisters, Maria Rodrigues, Engracia Ribeiro and Florinda Machado.
Burial will be in Monteiros.
There are no calling hours.
The Green Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.