Maria E. Silva, 64, critical care nurse who referred to her patients as ‘my angels’

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Maria E. Silva
Maria E. Silva

Maria E. Silva, of Williamsburg, became our angel on Oct. 25, 2015, at the age of 64.

She was born in Puerto Rico on Nov. 11, 1950, son of the late Pedro and Juana Rodriguez.

She leaves behind her siblings, Mildred Valentin, Joe Rodriguez, Mel Rodriguez, their spouses and children.

Maria was a dedicated RN in many New Jersey, Syracuse, New York and Virginia hospitals as a critical care nurse. She referred to all her patients as “my angels.” She later retired in 2012 from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in Syracuse, then returned to Williamsburg in 2014. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, music and reading, especially Stephen King and Danielle Steel novels, and spending time with her family at “the Silva Parties.”

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ken Silva and their children, Kenton Silva III, Tania and Christopher. She also leaves four grandchildren, Saige, Holly Ann and Lennon Silva (mother, Shannon Fogus) and Dominic Silva, (mother, Christina Schultz).

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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