Silvia Abreu, 44, of Union passed away on February 11, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel, 1212 Kelly St. in Union on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:15am. Entombment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit at Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave. in Union on Tuesday, February 19 from 5 to 8pm. To send a condolence, please visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
Born in Angeja Portugal, the daughter of Eduardo Costa and Maria Gloria (Abreu) Nogueira, Silvia came to the U.S. when she was 5 years old where she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Armando Nogueira. First settling in Elizabeth, she had also lived in Hillside before moving to Union. She attended Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark and received an Associate’s Degree from Essex County College. She also went on to study Human Psychology at Rutgers University in Newark and most recently worked as a counselor.
From a young age Silvia had a passion for art and enjoyed sculpting, painting and drawing. She had a lifelong love for animals, where she found her purpose, true love and a sense of peace. She deeply loved her two children and often spoke about how immensely proud she was of their accomplishments. Silvia will always be remembered for her kind, compassionate nature and her wonderful sense of humor.
Silvia was the beloved daughter of Maria Gloria Nogueira and the late Eduardo Costa. She was the loving mother of Destiny Nogueira and Christopher Nogueira. She is also survived by her dear brother Denis Nogueira and his wife Sandra and dear sister Marisa Nogueira, her grandparents Antonio and Celeste Abreu, and stepfather Armando Nogueira. She is predeceased by her grandfather Joaquim Costa.