Beatrice M. Silla
May 11, 1933 — Feb. 13, 2018

Beatrice M. Silla (nee Sullivan), age 84, passed to eternal life on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in Oconomowoc.

She was the devoted wife of 61 years to Daniel E. Silla; dear mother of Gregory D. Silla (Alicia Silla) and Barbara A. Michels (Tim Michels); and beloved grandmother of Hank, Sophie and Will Michels and Jacob and Brittney Panella.

Her sisters Dolores and Bernadette and brother Dan survive Beatrice in death.

She was born in New York City on May 11, 1933, to Mary and Daniel Sullivan.

Beatrice was one of four children. After graduating high school, she worked in an office in New York City.

She met her husband, Daniel Silla, in 1954 and they married on July 7, 1956. In 1967, they moved to Rockville, Maryland, where they raised their family.

Beatrice graduated from Montgomery County Community College with Associate of Arts degree in hospitality management on May 25, 1983. In 1997, she and Dan moved to Oconomowoc when the first of their grandchildren was born.

She was a longtime member of St. Jerome’s Parish in Oconomowoc. She was also involved in the homemakers club and her local civic association in Rockville, Maryland. She loved sewing and made dresses for her family, friends and others. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also deeply cared for her friends and those who assisted her as her health declined.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.