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Fernanda (Cruz) DaSilva

May 17, 1946 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 75)


 NEW BEDFORD: Fernanda M. (Fran) DaSilva, 75, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at home after a long battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of New Bedford, born on May 17, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Francisco (Frank) and Maria Cruz. Sister to the late David Cruz and Frank Cruz Jr.

Fran is survived by her husband, Manuel DaSilva of New Bedford, her son Sean DaSilva of New Bedford/Taunton and daughter Jennifer DaSilva of New Bedford. She also had three grandchildren, Jordan, Samantha, and Dominick  DaSilva of Taunton.

She loved to spend time with her family and many friends. Fran retired after working many years as a Billing Specialist at Dr. Joseph R. Glennon Optometry. She loved her Wednesday nights out  with the girls, best friends - Tila, Linda, Louise, Nancy, and Jennifer. She enjoyed watching her soap opera's daily a tradition she shared with her mother. She was passionate about helping others. She will be missed by many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8:30 AM at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, 136 Earle Street, New Bedford. Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours omitted. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
November 12, 2021

8:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Church (Cabral Baylies Square, Earle Street, New Bedford)

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