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Manuel Alexander DA SILVA
East Lawn Elk Grove
9189 Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA

DA SILVA, Manuel Alexander
was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend that enjoyed good times and laughter. Manuel was born on October 12, 1940 in Salao, Faial in the Azores Islands and passed away in Sacramento, California on March 22, 2013.

Visitation for Manuel will be held at East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd on Tuesday March 26, 2013 from11:00 am to 3:00 pm. (916) 732-2031

A Vigil Service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church located at 9961 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be recited at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 10:00 am Burial will take place following Mass at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park, 9189 East Stockton Blvd.

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Published by The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 26, 2013.
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I will always remember Manuel...every time I would see him at one of our Portuguese functions, he would always give me a big hug and say, "Ah Diana its so good to see you." I never had the heart to correct him and say that my name was Angela not my mom Diana...he called me Diana for so many years I almost felt like that was actually my name. I will never forget him as he was such a good hearted and loving man. Maria is right, as the shamarita will never be the same without our Manuels stomping and shout outs. May you rest in peace.
Angela Carmo
March 28, 2013
We first met Mannie about 12 years ago when our daughter attended St. Mel School. Mannie was the most generous, kindhearted person. He had a warm spirit about him and he was always willing to help. Heavens rose garden is a little brighter now. Rest in peace Mannie, we will sure miss you.
Gerry, Sarah and Marisa Boras
March 28, 2013
May God's Perpetual Light Shine Upon You Dearest Manny! May God's comfort surround you and your family Connie. My fond memories of Manny are forever etched on my mind. The children's lives he touched while at St. Mel School; they learned what a selfless man is! He was a man of great character!! God Bless You Manny! RIP The Pugno Family
Colleen Pugno
March 28, 2013
I was a teacher at St. Mel's during Manny's whole time there. He was a joy to have around and was most attentive to all of us and our needs. We used to have great conversations, a number of them about his eye
condition due to his diabetes. Also, his tri-tip was the best! He was a great man who will be very missed by all. Connie, you and your whole family are in my prayers.
Mary Frontiera
March 27, 2013
My family and I knew Manny while employed at St. Mel's Catholic grammar school. He always said hello. He was always helpful. He always wanted to go beyond what was asked of him. Manny will truly be missed as he was a man of great character, truthfulness and kindness. Please accept my family's deep condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love, Lisa, Dick, Bobby, Riley and Megan Shanahan
Lisa Shanahan
March 27, 2013
One of the most kind hearted people I've ever met. Attended St. Mel's for 9 years, while the school itself had an abundance of issues, you could always count on Manny's smile and exuberant greeting. The man exuded kindness and warmth. Your positivity was contagious and you'll live on in our memories. Thanks for being a great guy, Manny.
Patrick Harris
March 26, 2013
I will always remember Manuel for his gathering at their home every New Years Day. It was a family tradition in my family for many years that we got to go over their house and play with all the Portuguese kids our age and eat Manuel &Connie's good food. Manuel devoted his heart and soul to his wife, his family and to our Portuguese community.He always put everyone else first. Portuguese gatherings at the hall will never be the same without him. Rest in peace Mr.DaSilva!
Lisa machado-silva
March 26, 2013
Manny was a beloved figure at St. Mels School in Fair Oaks. He was always so sweet and kind to everyone he came in contact with. I remember him walking through the halls, with his big ring of keys, always smiling and ready to chat. "Hey Les," he'd say, "how's your roses doing?" He loved talking about gardening and he was so proud of his beautiful roses that he cared for at the school. Everyone loved Manny, but especially the kids. His gentle, easy-going ways and his sweet smile left a lasting impression on us parents who knew him over the years. God bless you Manny. I hope you're enjoying your roses with the Blessed Mother.
March 26, 2013
you will be missed by any one that knew smile and jokes i will never forget .rest in peace your crystal tanker driver .RAY REMMICK
March 26, 2013
Manuel will be missed. I will remember his smile and him laughing when he would call me "Maria" and then say, "whoops, sorry...Judy!". My prayers go out to all of his family. We have lost another great man from our community.
Judy Dias-Allen
March 26, 2013
Dear sweet cousin, what can I say, that your smile was so contagious, if I was down you alway had kind words to say, and jokes and all the times we shared a drink... I will keep you in my heart and try to be more like you, smiling and happy, that's how you will be remembered in my heart forever. RIP Love you.
March 26, 2013
My condolences go out to the Da Silva family during this tough time. I will always remember Manuel as the kind and gentle man he was. Growing up in the hall he was always one of those faces that made you feel at home. My prayers go out to all that loved him.
Linda Machado
March 26, 2013
It's with deep sadness that I write in this guest book. I've known Senhor DaSilva for my entire life. The last time I saw him, he was making linguisa with my parents and he said to me, "Cindy, we gonna make linguisa together." I am sad that I do not get to make linguisa with him. Senhor DaSiva was full of life and always the life of the party. He was a kind man and would always lend a helping hand where ever he was. Senhor DaSilva, thank you for everything you've done for my family and what you've done for our Portuguese community. It's not going to be the same without you but your memory will live inside all of us.
Cindy, Chris & Emily Robertson
March 26, 2013
Our condolences to the family. Manuel will be deeply missed by all of our Portuguese community, the Shamarita will never be the same at the SES Elk Grove Hall. oxoxoxo
Maria Jorge
March 26, 2013
Thank you for all the good times the jokes and time we spent laughing. Thank you for making the journey to U.S. and giving opportunity to the next generation. Rest In Peace Manuel, REST IN PEACE
Rick Moitoso
March 26, 2013
Da Silva Family...Manuel was the one who taught me how to do the chicken dance 25 years ago...I will never forget that...I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you.
Jo (Elk Grove Dairy Service)
March 26, 2013
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