Manuel Pacheco Silva

Silva, M webJune 1929 – August 2013

Manuel was born in the Azores to Jose and Maria Da Silva in 1929 and passed away in Modesto, CA at the age of 84. As a young adult he moved from the Azores to Canada where he worked on the railroads. In 1960, he came to California to visit family and while here met Eleanor at a Portuguese festival. Eleanor and Manuel were married in 1960; they enjoyed 53 years together and had five children. He was a hard worker who always provided for his family.

Manuel is survived by his loving wife Eleanor; children Manny P. Silva, Robert A. Silva, Mary E. Silva, Linda M. Zapien and Rosemarie Silva; grandchildren Robert A. Silva, Rosalinda M. Alvarez, Carmen C. Silva, Isabel F. Silva, Juliana Serpa, Edward M. Serpa, Christiano Silva, Nicholas A. Silva, Joseph A. Silva, Breanna E. Zapien, Dominque B. Zapien and Darien A.M. Zapien; great grandson Albert Alvarez; sister Rosa (Mozart) Azevedo and nephews Brum Cabral, Jose V. Silva, Loren Azevedo and Victor Azevedo; niece Maria F. Fonseca; great nephew Helio A. Fonseca; Godsons Frank Mello and David Mello and Angelo Cardoso; Goddaughter Richelle Patton. He is preceded in death by his siblings Jose Silva and Maria Cabral; and Goddaughter Rochelle Cardoso.

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m. with rosary to follow at 7:00p.m. Mass will be at Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:00a.m. with burial to follow. Please share your memories at

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