101-year-old retired teacher passes away

101-year-old retired teacher passes away

Louisa D'Silva who had celebrated her 100th birthday on July 5, 2017, passed away at her home in Kulshekar on Wednesday.

Born on July 5, 1917, Louisa D'Silva was the second of six children of Dominic and Clotilda D'Silva. After her initial schooling at St Agnes, she went on to complete her teacher training at St Ann's Teacher Training Institute here.

She remained a spinster and dedicated her life to educating children. She served in the Milagres School for a good 47 years. Even after her retirement at the age of 58, she continued teaching tiny tots for another 12 years.

As she was always dressed in a white shirt and either a black or blue skirt, she was fondly referred to as 'Ghagro teacher' (meaning skirt teacher in Konkani).

Louisa has two sisters. While Evelyn (93) lives in Bengaluru, her younger sister Lenny (84) lives in the US. Her last rites were performed at Holy Cross Church, Cordel, on Thursday.

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