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Dolores "Dee" Silva

20 December, 193026 May, 2021

S. DENNIS- Dolores A. “Dee” Silva, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital.

Born in Providence, RI on December 20, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ellen Silva. Dee was raised in Saugus, MA and then moved to Swansea where she spent the majority of her life.

Dee received an Associate’s Degree from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. For over 30 years, she worked for Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank as an Administrative Assistant. Dee also worked as a Manager Specialist for New England Loan Services. Upon retirement, she settled on Cape Cod.

Dee was a parishioner of St. Dominic’s Church in Swansea where she also served as a CCD Instructor. She was a talented musician who was able to play songs on the organ and piano by ear. Dee was a highly requested soloist for many church weddings and funerals in the area. For several years, Dee volunteered with the Visiting Nurse Association of Fall River. Alongside her cousin, Eileen, Dee traveled extensively throughout the United States. Together they visited over 30 states.

In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time outside; particularly gardening and bird watching. Dee loved the beaches of Cape Cod, observing wildlife, and playing Bingo.

She is survived and will be deeply missed by her cousin and friend of the heart, Eileen C. Pereira of South Dennis; and her Godchild, Karen Mades of Amesbury, MA; as well as her cousin, John Ruggeiro of Salem, NH.

At Dee's request, calling hours have been omitted. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Cape Church, 468 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Dennis. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Funeral Mass

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Dolores "Dee" Silva

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Dutee Yaghjian

8 June 2021

My cousin dolores was a wonderful talented kind and caring person. We somewhat loss touch over the years,but i knew she was living her dream in the place she loved to vacation at...cape cod. I will miss all the childhood memories, but I'm sure she's in heaven looking down upon us all!

Eileen Pereira

30 May 2021

Life has been so great for a friendship that was blessed from day one - KINDRED SOULS FOREVER what a journey that we were fortunate to enjoy. Will miss you my faithful cousin, suffering over only peace remains. Your in my heart and prayers forever.

Anne Speyer

29 May 2021

Dear Eileen, My heart aches for you. I will never forget the pleasure of seeing the two of you come in to the library. May your happiest memories with Dee soon overlay any sad ones.

Pauline Cyr

29 May 2021

So sorry to hear of my friend Dolores passing away. We had so many good times working together. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her. My condolences to Eileen and everyone who knew Dee. She will be greatly missed.

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