Virginia Silveira
1916 - 2017
BORN
1916
DIED
2017
FUNERAL HOME
Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary
466 North Winchester Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
Virginia Silveira
April 28, 1916 - Nov 6, 2017
San Jose
Born and raised in San Jose, a product of local schools, including two degrees from San Jose State University. She spent thirty years of her career as Accounting Officer of the University. As a retirement gift, her colleagues established a scholarship in her honor for undergraduates at the School of Business. As a cancer survivor, she was a volunteer at the American Cancer Society for twenty-five years. After her retirement, she and her late sister Edna Sousa spent their years traveling throughout the world, obtaining the stamps of forty-nine different countries on their passports. She leaves many cousins and friends throughout the world. Visitation is from 5pm, and the Rosary service is scheduled for 7pm, Wednesday November 15 at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11am, Thursday November 16 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 200 O'Connor Drive, San Jose 95128. Entombment follows at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.


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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
15
Visitation
5:00p.m.
Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary
466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
Nov
15
Rosary
7:00p.m.
Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary
466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
Nov
16
Funeral Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Martin of Tours Church
200 O'Connor Drive, San Jose, CA
Nov
16
Entombment
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
CA
Funeral services provided by:
Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary
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Virginia was such a kind, funny, and caring neighbor. With her sister living across the street from us, we had many lovely talks with her through the years. Our boys considered Virginia's sister Edna like a grandmother. It was always great to see Virginia take her walks through the neighborhood. Nothing seemed to get her down. We were blessed to have her as a neighbor on Monroe Street.
Neighbor
March 18, 2018
Virginia was an independent soul - a role model for the modern single woman. She worked her way through school with loving support from her parents. She always had a good job and eventually earned enough to buy her own home. She took GREAT pride in being fiscally careful and NEVER PAID INTEREST ON ANYTHING!

But for me it was her tales of the travels she and her sister Edna took that hooked me: ocean voyages on freighters ("best view of the Panama Canal and no need to dress up for dinner!"); hot air ballooning in Africa; river cruises throughout Europe; and our shared love of Paris. Her family comes from the Azores and she and Edna traveled there several times - to see family and to learn about the country of "their people". I wish we had been able to travel there with her - to see it through her eyes.

Virginia I will keep traveling - in your honor!!
Trish Jakielski
November 14, 2017
Our family will remember and treasure Virginia forever. She was a constant in my girls' childhood as they grew up across the street from Virginia. Faithful neighbor and friend to our whole family. She was full of wisdom and smarts and kept up with current matters. Her stories were lively and colorful of her many travels and childhood in San Jose. We loved her dearly like family. XO
Karen Heacock
November 9, 2017
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