Maria DaSilva, age 83 of Decatur, Illinois passed away on March 3, 2009 in Decatur. She was born on March 22, 1925 in Pico, Azores, Portugal to Raul and Clara (DaSilva) Olivera. Maria was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Antonietta DaSosa, Jose Manuel Cardoso, Eduardina Cardoso, Ana Williams, Maya anderson, Olga Deutsch, Joe Melo, Ana Umana, Maria Melo; twenty-four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Maria is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Fatima Cardoso. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Celina beginning at 12:00 PM prior to the Funeral Service which will be held at 2:00PM. Interment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery in Celina.