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PAWTUCKET - Aurora Silva, 81 of Cleveland Street, Pawtucket died Wednesday at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She is the wife of Renato Silva and they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in October of this year. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aurora is the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Gomes) DosSantos.
Aurora attended school in Portugal and immigrated to the United States in 1962 and settled in Pawtucket.
Beside her husband she is survived by a son, Roy J. Silva and his wife Susan of Esmond; a daughter Theresa Cortes and her husband Victor of Cumberland and her grandchildren; Jonathan and Jason Silva and Diana and Kristen Cortes.
She was the sister of the late Alice Berto, Laurinda Valente, Julio DosSantos and Eduardo DosSantos.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:00 a.m. from the LACHAPELLE FUNERAL HOME, 643 Main Street, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church, Pine Street, Pawtucket at 9:30 a.m. Her life will be celebrated with calling hours on Friday from 4:00 8:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in Swan Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Aurora's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 1 State Street, Suite 200 Providence, RI, 02908. For directions, to view the online memorial and sign the guestbook visit www.lachapellefh.com.