Angelina “Angie” (Ghilarducci) Silva, long-time resident of Fortuna. Born 1926 in St. Helena, grew-up in Rio Dell, met and married Henry Silva in 1943.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, four children — Gloria (Jerry) Hansen, Thomas (Irma) Silva, Janet (Walter) Crawford, Ted Silva — nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, grandson Larry Hansen, daughter-in-law Elaine Silva and granddaughter Mary Silva.

In her early years, she taught the Italian Ladies English and helped them get their US citizenship. Angie is remembered by many as “The Popcorn Lady” at Ben Franklin’s.

In lieu of flowers donations can be to Alzheimer’s Research, Hospice of Humboldt, or a charity of your choice. Rosary 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9th, at Goble’s Mortuary. Reception to follow noon at St. Joseph’s Parish Activity Center.


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