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Carmen da Silva

Carmen E. da Silva (Nieves)

Saturday, November 18th, 1933 - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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Carmen E. da Silva, 86, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Neftali and Alicia (Alvarez) Nieves and was the wife of Viriato "Ed" da Silva with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

Carmen was a member of Dove Westgate Church where she was involved in the small groups for many years.

Carmen was a caregiver for Parkside Nursing Home and volunteered for many positions including Ephrata Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and taking care for her large family.

In addition to her husband, Carmen is survived by ten daughters, Alicia, wife of Herman Schorkhuber, Nancy Scott, companion of Tony Allison, Tami, wife of Mike Kanode, Traci, wife of Chris McGlinchey, Toni, wife of David Kuguru, Terri, wife of George Hiller, Karen, Lisa, Kim, Tammy Jo; five sons, John, Tim, Michael, William, Jose; 32 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and a brother, Neftali Nieves.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Nieves.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 16, 11:00 AM at Memory Garden Memorial Park, 319 Wabash Road, Ephrata, with Pastor Deryl Hurst officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions in Carmen's memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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  • Service

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery
    319 Wabash Road
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
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  • Interment

    Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery
    319 Wabash Rd
    Ephrata, PA 17522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: Hospice & Community Care-Lancaster.


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Kreischer Family

Posted at 08:26am
In loving memory of a beautiful soul, May she rest in eternal peace. Love Riley, Jeremy, Maria, and Adrian.
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Torres family

Posted at 08:20am
With love from the Torres family. May god bring strength to the da Silva. May she Rest In Peace.
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Peter and Annie Kuguru

Posted at 01:26pm
Message of condolence to my brother Ed da Silva. It is with sadness and sorrow that we send you this message of condolence on the demise of your dear loved wife and our sister, Carmen. We share your loss and we pray that the Almighty God will give you strength to mourn and grieve as you send our sister to her final resting place. We regret that due to prevailing circumstances we are not by your side physically but our hearts are with you. May God bless you and Rest the Soul of Carmen in Eternal Peace.

Peter and Annie Kuguru

Jackie & Dan Hagy

Posted at 12:51pm
To Eddie and the entire da Silva family: Dan and I were so sorry to read of Carmen's passing, but delighted to know that she is home with Jesus. She was such a delightful, kind, and thoughtful woman. We were in a Dove Small Group together for about 20 years. And though it has been several years since we have seen Carmen, we have so many fond memories of our times together studying God's Word and the many social things we did together as well as a group. We will miss her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jackie & Dan Hagy

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Posted at 12:32pm
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