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Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA

OBITUARY

Robert Silva

August 29, 1940August 29, 2019
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Robert Silva, age 79 of Dartmouth passed away on his birthday, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Cleone (Affonce) Silva.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Zulmira (Alfredo) Silva, he was a lifelong resident of the area. Robert was a devout husband, father and grandfather, who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing and sketching. Robert enjoyed his time traveling with Cleone in their RV seeing the country.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Robert M. Silva and his wife Joann of Acushnet, Scott A. Affonce of Dartmouth, Melissa McGuire and her husband Sean of Dartmouth, Blaine Silva and his wife Shannon of Dartmouth and Roxanne Silva of Fall River; twelve grandchildren, Brittney Silva, Jared Liberty, Kasandra Qualitz, Cassidy Silva, Jocelin Westgate, Branden Durham, Megan Liberty, Connor McGuire, Evan McGuire, Cody Silva, Kaylin Silva, and his little Buddy, Kory Silva; four great-grandsons; a sister Margaret Correia and her husband Joe of Dartmouth; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Raymond Silva and Irene Pitchard.

Robert’s visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is Private. Contributions in Roberts honor may be made to: Community Nurse Homecare, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

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Rand & Dale Torman

September 4, 2019

Cleone, Blaine and Family -
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Bob was a treasure to you all and it was with great sorrow that we learned of his passing. We know he will always be remembered by you, his family, as well as all of us whose lives he touched along the way. You made wonderful memories as we saw in all the fabulous pictures you've posted. Hold those memories dear and he will always be with you.

Auzenda Brasidio

September 3, 2019

My deepest sympathies to the Silva family. When you speak of him, speak not with tears, for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of you.

Sincerely,
Auzenda Brasidio

Patti McGuire,Liversedge

September 3, 2019

Bob, I know how much you appreciated the care that Cleone,Melissa,and Sean gave you at home, rather than have you in a nursing home. They all did it with an open heart and hands. I was in awe of their fortitude and continued joking and laughing with you every step of the way up to the point where you couldn’t appreciate it any more 😢 I also know because they mean so much to you. you will be there for them as their spiritual strength when they need it. You are so loved Bob, which is evident from all the beautiful pictures surrounding your last resting place. Quite an artist you were! I was very surprised at your work that was elegantly displayed. We will all miss you very much but we know a life well lived shows in how much people will remember you and the memories that were made between you. RIP dear Bob. Always in our hearts, Patti & Dave

Megan Liberty

September 3, 2019

Today, we have to say our final goodbyes. Though it will be very hard, I know, I will always have you in my heart. I know, you will watch over me and all your other grandchildren because you were such a great grandfather. I always cherish the years when I was younger. I would run down stairs, jump in you and grandmas bed and beg one of you to make me chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Mostly every time it was you. I’m so blessed to have been apart of such a loving family. Though not all times were good, We always laughed no matter what. Some might blame that on all that years of jokes that never had seemed to run out and laughs shared, no matter how severe the times, but I will blame it on the countless “pull my finger” jokes that always seemed to put a smile on my face. I hope I never forget that, I love you forever and always, Until we meet again.

Love, your Maggie Mae

Megan Liberty

September 3, 2019

Today, we have to say our final goodbyes. Though it will be very hard, I know, I will always have you in my heart. I know, you will watch over me and all your other grandchildren because you were such a great grandfather. I always cherish the years when I was younger. I would run down stairs, jump in you and grandmas bed and beg one of you to make me chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Mostly every time it was you. I’m so blessed to have been apart of such a loving family. Though not all times were good, We always laughed no matter what. Some might blame that on all that years of jokes that never had seemed to run out and laughs shared, no matter how severe the times, but I will blame it on the countless “pull my finger” jokes that always seemed to put a smile on my face. I hope I never forget that, I love you forever and always, Until we meet again.

Love, your Maggie Mae

Cleone Silva

September 1, 2019

Today I said in our home which we have shared together for 47 years. It is so empty without you here. I have spent the last 52 years with you. I will be Forever grateful for having you in my life. We have a lot of memories that our children have shared with you. Have I told you today? That I will love you forever. Till we meet again I love you

Peter Ouimet

September 1, 2019

Our condolence to the family. Bob will be missed by many. He always had a way of making people laugh, loved people. Was a good friend, and alway took the time to give a helping hand, or give advice, like when I was stuck upside down in a tree with no ladder. He advised me never to take down a tree again. So now he is at peace. I'm not going to say goodbye, but see you later my friend.

Dennis and Caroline McGuire

September 1, 2019

Cleone, Melissa, Sean and family,

Please accept our sincere and deeply felt condolences over Bobs passing. You all made his final months and days as wonderful and comfortable as possible, no surprise as he was at the center of a very loving and caring family.
We always enjoyed his company immensely and will greatly miss his warm smile and lively conversations when we all get together. We will, however, see it again on the many future get togethers since he not only passed on his genes to his family, but I often see many parts of his wonderful personality in all of you.
May God speed his journey and we all have comfort in knowing he no longer will suffer in any way. Thank you all for taking such great care of him and for sharing him with your extended families, we are all so much richer for it.

Caroline and Dennis McGuire

Ramona Rogers

August 31, 2019

1989? 1990?

Ramona Rogers

August 29, 2019

Bob - Wish you didn't have to leave us. Thank you for being such a great friend to our family. I think you planned it on purpose to depart on your birthday - clever, as always. We will all miss you so much. Give my Dad a handshake when you get up there. Yabadabadoo

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Biography

Robert Silva, age 79 of Dartmouth passed away on his birthday, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Cleone (Affonce) Silva.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Zulmira (Alfredo) Silva, he was a lifelong resident of the area. Robert was a devout husband, father and grandfather, who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing and sketching. Robert enjoyed his time traveling with Cleone in their RV seeing the country.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Robert M. Silva and his wife Joann of Acushnet, Scott A. Affonce of Dartmouth, Melissa McGuire and her husband Sean of Dartmouth, Blaine Silva and his wife Shannon of Dartmouth and Roxanne Silva of Fall River; twelve grandchildren, Brittney Silva, Jared Liberty, Kasandra Qualitz, Cassidy Silva, Jocelin Westgate, Branden Durham, Megan Liberty, Connor McGuire, Evan McGuire, Cody Silva, Kaylin Silva, and his little Buddy, Kory Silva; four great-grandsons; a sister Margaret Correia and her husband Joe of Dartmouth; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Raymond Silva and Irene Pitchard.

Robert’s visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial is Private. Contributions in Roberts honor may be made to: Community Nurse Homecare, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com