Gilda R. Andrade, 96, of Robinson Street, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel Andrade.
Born in Faial, Azores she was a daughter of the late Manuel E. and Francisca (Ferreira) daSilva. Mrs. Andrade and her husband were active members of St. Peter’s Brotherhood Club. She loved to sing and dance and enjoyed going to church festivals. Above all else, were her grandchildren. She was very instrumental in helping to raise all of them.
She leaves five children, Maria F. Butler of Florida, Neli Hannaway, with whom she made her home, Gilda Medeiros of East Providence, Julie Andrade of Warwick and George Andrade of Florida, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Lucy Andrade Fonseca and Carlos Andrade and sister of the late Mary Silva, Jose daSilva, Manuel daSilva, Emilia Costa, Eduina daSilva, Maria Lacerda, Hortense daSilva and Angela Toast.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 5-8.