Joanne DaSilva, 87 passed away on March 9, 2019
Joanne F. DaSilva, 87, of El Dorado, passed away on March 9, 2019, at Lakepoint El Dorado.
Joanne’s family will gather with friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Kirby Morris Funeral Home, where her funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. led by Father John Lanzrath. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery, Burns, Kan.
Joanne was born on Nov. 3, 1931 in Utica, NY, as as Joanne Francis Ropecki. She was united in marriage to Arthur DaSilva on July 27, 1973 in Smithtown Long Island, NY. She was also married to Ed Roberts on Nov. 3, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1969. Joanne worked as a key punch operator as a young woman but took great pride in being a homemaker. Joanne and Arthur moved from New York to Port Richie, Fla. in retirement, where they were parishioners at St. James Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Joanne was active with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She moved to Kansas with her husband to be close to family as her health declined. Joanne was a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in El Dorado.
Her loving family includes: her children, Edward (Linda) Roberts of Acworth, Ga., Carolyn (Chris) O’Quinn of Griffin, Ga., and Cecilia Kennedy of Burns; grandchildren, Kelli Roberts, Michael Roberts, Jennifer (Mike) Barwinski, Jackie (Chris) Wilson, Nadine Goddard and A. J. Kennedy; and four great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur and sister Betty Cook.
Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society (St. James Catholic Church 8400 Monarch Dr. Port Richie, FL 34668). Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Joanne at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.