Maria Diane Silva
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Maria Diane Silva
  • March 5, 1974 - December 2, 2017
  • Exeter, Rhode Island

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Maria "Diane" (Andrade) Silva, age 43, of Exeter, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 2, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of Jose F. Andrade of Warren, RI and the late Maria L. (Pereira) Andrade, she lived in Warren for many years before moving to Exeter over 15 years ago.

A graduate of Warren High School, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Rhode Island College. An Adolescent Social Worker she worked for D.C.Y.F. in the State of Connecticut and was to effect change and guide several youth to great bright futures, many of whom have kept a close family-like relationship with her over the years.

Diane was an active member of the New London Lodge of Elks #360 where she was a 3rd Ranking Officer, a Lecturing Knight, and a current Elk Officer of the Year. She also organized youth dances, Christmas funds for her youth office and she loved to travel.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her twin children, Benjamin and Katrina "Noah" Silva; former husband, Robert Silva all of Exeter; sister, Anne Parker; brother Manuel Andrade both of Warren; companion, Torrence Jennings and several nieces and nephews.

Her Funeral will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00AM from the Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home, 615 Main St., Warren, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., Warren. Visiting hours Friday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Burial in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery, Warren. For tributes or directions: www.wilbur-romano.com