John Silveira |

John Silveira

A rosary for John J. Silveira of Grass Valley will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley. A funeral mass will be held at the same church Saturday at 10 a.m.

Mr. Silveira died Jan. 4. He was 79.

He was born June 21, 1925, in San Jose to Antone and Rose Silveira. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an operating engineer. He married Marie on Dec. 31, 1950 in Redwood City.

Mr. Silveira enjoyed fishing, woodworking, reading and collecting antique cars.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose, his father, Antone, and his brother, Edward.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Silveira, of Grass Valley; son-in-law and daughter, David and Marilyn Brandfass, of Grass Valley, son, John Silveira Jr.; son-in-law and daughter, Slobodan and Tina Ajdukovic, of Winter Springs, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Michelle Brandfass, of San Clemente; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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