On Sunday January 23, 2022, Maria Alves Silveira, “Chuma” transitioned from this life on earth from the comfort of her home in Randolph, Ma and joined her deceased husband Maximo Silveira deceased daughter Dominga Silveira, her deceased mother Isabel Alves and her deceased father Maximo Ramos.
Chuma was born on December 13, 1927, in Atalaia Fogo Cabo Verde to the late Isabel Alves and Maximo Ramos.
Chuma came to America in March of 1976 to join her husband Maximo Silveira to continue their American dream of raising their 10 children and give them better opportunities.
Chuma had what most people say a green thumb for her beautiful garden. She loved to care for her big garden. It was how she spent her days when everyone was off to school or work. Every summer you can look forward to enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables.
Chuma looked forward to the weekends especially because that meant all her children and grandchildren would come spend time with her to remanesce about good times, eat her home cooked meals and have some great laughs and fun.
Chuma was survived by her 10 children, Idalina Teixeira (Didi), Grilhermina Silveira(Mina), Clementina Barros, Joaquim Silveira (Naio), Narciso Silveira (Tchitchi), Manuel Silveira (Vital), Rita Diaz, Maria A Silveira, Maria Eugenia Silveira, and Domingos Silveira. She also left 44 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, godchild, family and friends.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too, this is the legacy we have from you.
She is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.