Eva F. Soares

Date of Passing:

May 17, 2022

Soares, Eva F., 72, of Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick died peacefully on May 17, 2022 at the Hope Hospice Hulitar Center, Providence.

She was the beloved mother of Richard P. Desilva.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Caesar Gonsalves Jr. and Eva Soares, she lived in Warwick most of her life.

Eva was a graduate of Pilgrim High School Class of 1967. Eva worked for the State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections before retiring in 2012.

Eva enjoyed painting, going to the beach and listening to music. She was a devoted mother. There was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with her son. She was a kind and giving person with a heart of gold. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

Besides her devoted son, she is survived by two brothers, Frank “Skip” Fernandes of Warwick, Norman Gonsalves of Gresham, Oregon, two sisters, Jacqueline “Jackie” Ming of Warwick and Jeannette Lomba and her husband Frank of Riverside. She was the sister of the late Raymond Gonsalves

Visitation will be held on Friday May 27, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside 4-7 p.m.

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  1. Mom may you rest in peace you were my rock my number one person I will love you forever and beyond even though you are not here with me anymore please watch over me like you always have I will continue to make you proud and smile I’m going to miss you deeply our memories will last forever until we see each other again ❤ your son Richard

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, Richie. Rest In peace Auntie Eva. Xoxo

  3. Dear Richard I am so sorry for your loss. Eva spoke of you often and was so proud of you. She was very Special and will be missed by many

  4. Condolences to the family. There is spiritual rejoicing in heaven welcoming Eva home. However there is much grief and sadness on this side. That part on man that is in the image of God, has departed from its earthly tabernacle, but all is well with her soul. Let the peace of God that passes all understanding, embrace your spirit and comfort your soul.

  5. Dear Richard your mother loved loved you and Blu your family cat so very much. I know you will miss her very much. She is at peace now and resting with the Lord! Be encouraged, God is truly with you to strengthen and comfort you in the loss of your mom. She was a Beautiful Woman!

  6. Rest in peace Eva my sympathies to Richard and the rest of the family

  7. To Richard Desilva and the Soares family:

    Please accept my condolences at this very sad time. I will miss my friend Eva.

  8. Sending my deepest sympathy to U & your family. We will miss Eva @ St. Elizabeth’s. RIP Eva!!!

  9. Richard, and the entire Soares family.:Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother, sister, loved one. Eva was a very kind, compassionate woman. I will always remember her friendly demeanor, and her beautiful smile. May the angels welcome her into the gates of heaven. May her soul Rest In Peace and May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her.

  10. Our dear friend and neighbor Eva Soares was one of our very first friends at St. Elizabeth Terrace. She totally loved Brownie, my little 12lb dog, and Brownie adored both her and her big fluffy Maine Coon Cat with the crossed eyes….BLUE.

    I had spent an afternoon with her just a couple days before she was taken ill and she was fine, in great spirits and we laughed and chatted and watched Brownie and Blue play with each other on the living room floor. We never had a conversation where she didn’t mention her son Rich, whom she was fiercely supportive of and devoted to and whom she adored.

    She was a warm, friendly, and wonderful neighbor and we always knew we could depend on each other even if it was just to borrow a roll of paper towels or when she just couldn’t figure out her smartphone or how to adjust the satellite reception on the television. She would be the first to say…”I’m just not a Techie” and laugh about it.

    We will miss her immensely, and Brownie will miss pulling me over to her car when she came home from doing errands to greet her with lots of whining and a wagging tail….they say dogs are a good judge of Character and Brownie certainly loved Eva.

    Happy trails Eva, may you be rewarded for a job well done.
    Tomorrow is promised to no one….make every day count!
    Little Brownie and Paul Gallant

  11. My most sincere condolences to Eva’s family. Gone too soon.

  12. She was my best friends

  13. So sorry for your loss. Did not have the pleasure of knowing her but knowing Andrew Ming I know how much family means to you all. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

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