Obituary of Nieves A. Silao
Nieves A. Silao (nee Abcede), (aka Yvette, Bess, Ebeng,Eves ) age 73 years, of Delran since 1984, formerly of Brooklyn, NY passed away peacefully on July 16, 2021.
Beloved wife of Romulo Silao for 52 years. Devoted mother of Pier-Angeli Silao-Magno, Sister Grace Maria of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, SHM., Tara Jean Silao-Jones and the late Percival Dominic Silao, Vincent Joseph Silao and Maria Elizabeth Silao. Loving grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 1. Dear sister of Reynaldo, Nancy, Rodrigo, Norma, Nimfa, Nelia, Rodolfo and Nora. She was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Nieves was born in Lucena, Quezon, Philippines to the late Perfecto Abcede and Flora (nee Casido). Prior to retirement, Nieves worked as a registered nurse at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY for 43 years. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Third Order, Bukas Loob sa Diyos Community and a lay member of the Home of the Mother. Nieves was a perpetual adorer of the Blessed Sacrament and an active parishioner at St. Peter's Church in Merchantville.
Nieves was a woman of great faith; who first and foremost loved God above all else. By her example, she shared this profound love with family, friends, and everyone she encountered . Whether it was a simple smile or a story of a Saint, she touched many lives by being a witness of God’s love. She went to Mass daily. It was from this beautiful Sacrament of the Eucharist that she drew strength to live a life of true charity. She had a profound love of the Rosary, which she propagated as a means of eternal salvation. She loved her husband,daughters, son in laws, siblings, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and godchildren and friends with a pure, giving heart! She enjoyed cooking for the summer camps, for her family, and for all who needed a quick meal. Without hesitation, she opened her heart and home to all. This beautiful, generous soul will always be remembered for her kind smile, her giving and generous spirit, her great faith and love of Jesus and Mama Mary.