- Black Mountain News, Black Mountain, NC, 11 Nov 2015, http://www.blackmountainnews.com/story/news/obituary/2015/11/11/obituaries-swannanoa-valley/75590460/
Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley
Elyse T. Oliveira
Elyse T. Oliveira, 71, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Known as Bonnie to her close family and friends, she was born in Asheville, NC on September 29, 1944 and lived most of her life there.
She was a lady of many talents, which led her to owning her own spa, becoming a hairdresser, and using her creativity to paint many beautiful paintings. Bonnie only spoke of happiness, despite the trials she faced, and became an inspiration to many. She enjoyed painting, cooking, her cats, and most of all her family, whom she would do anything for. She touched many lives and will be missed dearly by those that were blessed to have known her.
She was the daughter of the late Joe and Ruby Troitino. She was also preceded in death by her brother Joe Troitino Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip Oliveira; two sons, Steven Santoro (wife - Kelly), Robert Brank; two daughters, Jaime Santacruz (husband - Jesus), Brittney Oliveira (Mike Lovin); and five grandchildren, Brianna Mccoy, Kayla and Heathton Santoro, and Marissa and Malina Santacruz.
Family held a memorial service on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the chapel located in the Care Partners Solace Center. They also received friends at this time. In lieu of flowers the family asked to make donations to the American Lung Association. Condolences can be made to the family at ashevilleareaalternative.com.
- (Research):Jaime and Brittney Oliveira are stepdaughters of Elyse.