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Bernadine Leah Silva

September 1, 1956 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 62)

On Thursday, April 18, 2019 Bernadine “Bernie” Leah Silva, loving wife and amazing mother of two, passed away at the age of 62. Bernie was born on September 1, 1956 in Honolulu, HI to Florentino and Ploreta Luis. On May 21, 1983, she married Richard John Silva. They have two daughters, Ashley Silva and Whitney Walton (Kent), two grandchildren, Sara and Korey, and two great grandchildren, Melissa and Julia. She is known for her unconditional love, strength, humor, and work ethic. Bernie was preceded in death by her father, Florentino, her mother, Ploreta, and her brother, Daniel Luis (Rebecca). She is survived by her husband, Richard, her two children, Ashley and Whitney, her grandson, Korey, her siblings, Florentino “Jay” Luis, Constance “Connie” Poyo (James), Alvin “Sunny” Luis, Annette Horiuchi (Glen), Michael Luis, Paul Luis (Lorna), and Andrew Luis (Jodie), and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A viewing was held at Franklin and Downs 1050 McHenry Ave. Modesto, CA 95350 on April 25, 2015 at 4p. A graveside service was held at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary Pearl City, HI 96782 on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11a. Flowers may be sent to Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary. Donations or condolences may be sent to 317 E. Union Ave. Modesto, CA 95356. Donations may also be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association. 

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