She was our North, our South, our East and our west, our working week and our Sunday rest, our noon, our midnight, our talk, our song: We thought that love would last forever: we were wrong.
Dolores Zuniga Silva was the first born of immigrant parents in San Francisco August 14 1929, growing up in the Mission district her early years working
in a laundry, attending Mission HS class of 1947. She then began her long career in banking employed by the American Trust company, and then
Wells Fargo Bank for 40 years of service primarily working in the Redwood City and Woodside Branches. She did this while raising
two daughters, Dyane Silva Janney (predeceased, Nathan Janney) and Denise Marie Silva (Jeff Fulwider) both of Sonoma County. Dolores was
married for 57 years to Al P Silva, a Sheet Metal Mechanic who passed away in 2004. They had retired in the town of Sonoma in 1986, and were
very active volunteers in their community, Dolores was a ESL tutor for the Sonoma elementary and Middle school district, a volunteer with Sonoma Valley Hospital, member of the Women of the Moose, VFW, Italian American Club, TOPS Sonoma Chapter, and St. Francis Solano Church. She was the matriarch of a large Hispanic family, (predeceased sisters: Beatrice Rountree, and Renee Gonzalez) leaving behind a sister, Marie Gutierrez (Ross) of Novato, sister in laws , Maria Silva, Carolina (Luis) Soria, and Norma Traverso, niece Natalia, all of San Francisco. The extensive Gonzalez Family of Pacifica, Gutierrez family of Marin County, Ferris Family of So San Francisco, and Zuniga family of Solano County and Racanelli
family of Atlanta, GA. But her pride and joy were her Grandchildren, Audra, (Michael) and Great grandson David Schmierer of Novato. Adam (Jehfree)
Lovelace of Forestville, Daniel (Linh) and great Granddaughters Lylani & Diviana, and Eric (Selena) Rumer of San Jose. Dolores fought a long and hard battle with Parkinson’s disease, leaving her wheel chair bound. A sudden 8 day battle with pneumonia was lost on Dec.3,2020.
The family will have a private interment at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial, and wishes to thank Hospice By the Bay, UCSF Health, and Healing at Home, for all their wonderful caring help and guidance in the last year of service, we could not have done it without them.
In lieu of flowers, Hospice by the Bay is our choice for donations in her name. Our “Mana,” who always had a lovely smile on her beautiful face, was so alive That it will be a very, very long time that we will accept that she is no longer with us. Dance on sweet Mana, AKA: Auntie LOLO, dance on into eternity.
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