Sept. 6, 1933-Dec. 6, 2021
Silvia Pereira passed away peacefully on December 6, 2021. She was born in San Francisco, CA and at the age of 6 moved to Las Vegas, NV where she graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1950. After graduation she moved back to San Francisco to attend San Francisco State College. She met and fell in love with her husband of 56 years L.B. “Woody” Pereira. At San Francisco State, she was a member of AXA sorority and always kept in touch with her sorority sisters. While in college, she won the title of Miss Franciscan and Queen of the SF State College Fair.
Silvia believed in hard work, putting her family first and always looking at life with a positive outlook. After marrying Woody, they traveled the country while he served in the Air Force eventually settling back in the Bay Area. They moved to Pleasanton in 1964 where they became active in the community for many years.
Always having a passion for learning and education, she decided to go back to school to get her teaching credential. Silvia went on to substitute teach at Alameda County Juvenile Hall for over 30 years.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Woody, her parents, her brothers Remo and John Vinassa. She is survived by her daughter Pam Sangiacomo, sons Mitch Pereira (Rosemary) and Joe Pereira (Valerie). In addition to her children, she was a loving grandmother to Dominic, Tony, Angelina, Jackie, Marco and great-grandmother to Kamalani and Kaimana.