Maria (Simas) DaSilva, 55, passed away Friday, February 8th at St. Luke's Hospital. She was the daughter of Orlando and the late Margarida (Rodrigues) Simas and the wife of George Braga. Maria was born in Azores, Portugal. She worked at Hunt & White as a Legal Secretary. Maria is survived by her father; husband, George; son, Marco DaSilva of New Bedford; daughter, Lena Gonzalez of New Bedford; brother, Orlando Simas of New Bedford; 6 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.