Nancy Anne Silva
Dec. 18, 1943-Oct. 27, 2017
Nancy Silva died peacefully at the age of 73 in Pleasanton, CA surrounded by her children and siblings. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL before graduating from Holy Names College (CA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology which she used as an exceptional probation officer for Alameda County. There she met and married her soulmate of 35 years, Ron Silva, and raised four children with whom she took great pride. She could always be found supporting them, her five grandchildren and (soon-to-be) great-grandchild, traveling to graduations, weddings, holidays and other family events because it was her joy - a trait she passed on to many others. Other passions included church, social justice, bocci ball, travel and viticulture after having single-handedly saved the Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc industry in 2015. Since 2006, she volunteered and eventually led the grief ministry for the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, helping hundreds of survivors deal with the death of a loved one. She is survived by her siblings Kathe (Walter Nelson), Terry (Todd Mitchell), Barbara (Greg Ebstein); children Steven (Jan Silva), Chris, Melissa and Brian (Jonathan Warnock); five grandchildren Kelsey (Derek Kirkland), Breanna (Bradley Scott), Libby, Daniel and Becca; and numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, mother and father (Kay & Fred Damlos) and brother (Jack Damlos).