Silvana Plesich of Southold died March 30, 2011, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Port Jefferson, surrounded by her loving family. She was 63 years old.
Born in Croatia on February 12, 1948, she was the daughter of Antonia and Josip Bussanich. She attended schools there and married Frank Plesich in Bristol, Pa., on October 19, 1968. For the past 29 years they resided in Southold.
Silvana enjoyed a career in banking that spanned 24 years, the past six as assistant bank manager of Hudson City Savings Bank in Southold.
She was a member of the Adriatic Association and the Italian American Club and was a communicant of St. Patrick R.C. Church in Southold. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, crafts, dancing and travel.
Surviving are her husband, Frank; two sons, Dennis, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and David, of Southold; her mother, Antonia Bussanich of Pennsylvania; a sister, Natalina Mulholland of Levittown, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Samantha and Bianca.
The family welcomed friends on April 1 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where vigil prayers were conducted that evening by Father Peter Garry. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 2 at St. Patrick R.C. Church by Father Garry. Interment was at the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice.