Michael J. Silvia

July 22, 1967February 12, 2021

Michael J. Silvia, age 53, of Fall River, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 in St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, he was the son of Carol (Couto) Silvia of Fall River and the late John J. Silvia.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1986, he attended Bristol Community College and studied Substance Abuse Counseling. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy Reserve, called to active duty after September 11th. He later served in the Army National Guard.

Michael worked as Police Officer and an E.M.T for the City of Fall River for many years. An avid outdoorsman, he liked to hunt in Maine, fish in upstate New York and go camping. He enjoyed kayaking, the beach and meditation. He also loved to cook and play the native drum.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Nathan Silvia and his partner Jose Marin of Westport; one brother, Jeffrey Silvia and his partner Hilary Emery of Dartmouth; fiancé Helena DeSousa and her daughter Raquel both of Fall River; two nephews, Cody and Dalton Silvia and one niece, Alina Emery.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:00AM in Espirito Santo Church, 311 Alden St., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Burial private.



  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 19, 2021


  • Burial Private


Michael J. Silvia

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Kelsey Beauregard

February 19, 2021

Nathan, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you or your family. -Kelsey Beauregard

Kaylee Costa

February 19, 2021

Nathan, there are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and if you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out.

Melissa Silvia

February 19, 2021

Nate, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. Condolences from Melissa, Marc & Alyssa Silvia. ❤️

Ron Sevigny

February 19, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. My deepest condolences to Carol, Jeff and your entire family. May he rest in peace.

Shannon Mercer

February 19, 2021

I am saddened to hear about Michael’s passing; my deepest condolences to his mother, brother Jeff and family and his son Nathan. May he Rest In Peace and my God be with his family and through this difficult time.

Shannon Mercer

February 19, 2021

I remember being at Uncle John’s pool and Michael would visit with his son Nathan and we’d go swimming in Uncle John’s/ grandpa/dad’s pool.

Karen Silva

February 19, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a great person. I had the pleasure to grow up with him and his brother Jeff. My condolences to his family. Gone too soon! Rest In Peace my friend!

Joey lynn Gifford

February 18, 2021

Condolences to Michael's family an partner he was in my daughter's class 🙏💙

Priscilla Paiva

February 18, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Silvia family. He was such a nice guy, always said hello when he came into the ER. Prayers to you all.
Michael thank you for your service sir.

Maggie Chenard

February 18, 2021

Dear Silvia Family,
We wish to offer you our sincerest condolences on the loss of Michael. How very sad to lose someone so young. To us at United Way , he was a donor, giving part of his hard earned paycheck to help those in need in our community.
We wish you all light and healing during this difficult time.
With Respect and sadness,
Kim, Rachael, Meg & Maggie
The Team at The United Way of Greater Fall River