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Obituary – Kelly Kathleen (Burris) DaSilva

Kelly DaSilva

On May 12, 2021, Kelly Kathleen (Burris) DaSilva of Encinitas, CA, loving wife of Jimmy DaSilva and mother of two beautiful children, Logan (16) and Nash (14), passed away at age 51 of complications related to a heart procedure. Kelly was born on June 30, 1969 in Butler, PA to John Burris and Sheila Gealey.

She received her B.A. degree in English from Penn State University and an M.A. in Education from Duquesne University. She served as a Senior Staff IT Manager at Qualcomm in San Diego, CA for the last 23 years. She also served as President of the Paul Ecke Central Elementary School Parent Teacher’s Association, Ways and Means Coordinator for Oak Crest Middle School Parent Foundation and a mentor for Big Sisters.

Kelly was a strong advocate for public education and equity for the underserved. She was also an avid music lover, known for her infectious wit, beautiful smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit. Kelly was a giver in life and in death she was a Life Share donor.

A private Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 for family, friends, and colleagues. Donations may be made to the DaSilva Family Fund to support her two boys at

Pictures, memories and videos of Kelly can be shared with the family at