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Sezaltina "Tina" Silva, 91, Of Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Sezaltina "Tina" Silva, 91, died July 27, 2015 with her family by her side.

Born in Ludlow, Mass. Dec. 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joao Silva Pinheiro and Rosa Ribas Pinheiro.

Silva was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed making chicken soup and Portuguese rice for her great grandchildren.

She was a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

She leaves behind her cherished daughter, Roseann Hanson and husband Gary of Newtown, and her son-in-law, Thomas Cieplik of Indian Orchard, Mass., six grandchildren, John Cieplik and wife Lynn, Lynne Peluso and husband Joseph all of Ludlow, Mass., Tina Cronin and husband Mark of Trumbull, Amy Hanson of Boca Raton, Fla., Steven Cieplik and his partner Chip Murdock of Orlando, Fla., and Erica Belden and husband Keith of Monroe, seven great grandchildren, Maria Cieplik, Joseph and Thomas Peluso, Mark and Emily Cronin and Keith and Samantha Belden, one sister, Ethel Hall of Georgia and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Silvino "Sal" Silva, her beloved daughter, Maria Cieplik, as well as her sisters, Sara Adao, Fernanda Gebhardt, and Maria Pinheiro and a brother, Arthur Pinheiro.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral at 9 a.m. Friday in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 429 Huntington Road, Bridgeport with a Mass of the Christian Burial. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday  in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home.

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