|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1916|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 2000|
Sister M. Silveria Traffas, OSF 1916-2000
Sister M. Silveria Traffas, When, in 1942, Sister Silveria came to Saint Margaret OSF, 84, of Hammond went to Mercy-her second love-the hospital had 250 beds. Today, Saint Margaret Mercy has 813 beds, today there are two campuses in Hammond and Dyer, a 9,000-member health at Saint Margaret Mercy club, and more than 20 off-site clinics. Silveria's favorite memories were when as a young girl Sister Silveria would go into the community "with a cup to the community to collect funds for food for our patients." According to Sister Silveria, "We went as far as St. John, Griffith, Lansing and to Michigan for apples. The farmers were always generous and we appreciated that."
Born on Feb. 24, 1916, in Sharon, Kan., a small town of 385, where, as Sister Silveria liked to describe "everybody knew everybody"-was one of 15 children. She is survived by one brother-Michael Traffas of Amarillo, Texas, and six sisters-Mary Depenbusch of Anthony, Kan., Loretta Spencer Sharon, Kan., Anne Bohrer of Kingman, Kan., M. Vincetta Traffas, OSF, of Mishawaka, Ind. Sister Silveria was preceded in death by her mother and father-Michael M. Traffas and Mary (Bolz) Traffas and seven brothers. Sister Silveria had a brother who was a Redemptorist Priest. During her 58 years at Saint Margaret Mercy,
Sister Silveria witnessed many changes in Hammond 102-year-old hospital-the first in Lake County.
Michael Traffas (1875 - 1933)
Mary Bolz Traffas (1881 - 1966)
Mary A. Traffas Depenbusch (1906 - 2008)*
Lawrence Traffas (1916 - 1993)*
Silveria Traffas (1916 - 2000)
Anne M. Traffas Bohrer (1918 - 2011)*
M Vincetta Traffas (1920 - 2010)*
Agnes F. Traffas Eck (1924 - 2016)*
Sisters of Saint Francis Convent Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Created by: Gary Holcomb, Sr.
Record added: May 07, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6398687