OBITUARY

Elaine J. Silva

June 20, 1950June 29, 2018
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Elaine J. Silva, 68, of New Bedford, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred (Stewart) Silva, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

She had worked as a caregiver in the healthcare system for many years.

She enjoyed gardening, crafts, Bingo, meat raffles and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Krissa Samanica and husband Richard, Wendy Perry and husband Ronald and William Sherman and wife Annette; two sisters, Betty Jane Osswald and husband Michael and Rowena Tavares and husband Joe; nine grandchildren, Alyssa Samanica, Justin Samanica and wife Kaitlin, Nicholas Sherman, Brittany Perry, Jarred Manzone, Ian Sherman, Dymitri Sherman and Kailey Sarah Sherman; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Alfred and Frank Silva, Norma Lemberg and Beverly Collins.

Visiting hours Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 4-8pm in the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Funeral Service, Friday at 11am in the funeral home followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. For online tributes: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Burial Friday, July 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Wendy Perry

July 5, 2018

I love u, Mumma. Words can’t express how I am feeling . I miss you so so much .
Love your daughter
Wendy

Annette Sherman

July 4, 2018

Elaine,

Mom you were our rock. When ever I needed advice or just someone to listen you were always there. I am going to miss more than words can say. There is a void in my heart that will always be there now that your not here with us.

Love you mom,
Annette

Connie Rogers

July 3, 2018

Wendy, Krissa & Rick

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I would like to offer all of you my deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Your mom will always be with you, she will live on FOREVER in your HEARTS!!! Remember the good times & the laughs you shared with her & let those memories guide you thru this difficult time.

Tatiana Lopes

July 3, 2018

My dear Elaine,
We only met a few months ago, but you have touched my heart. I loved you like my own aunt and family. Every Friday, i was always in the best of moods knowing i was coming by your house to see you and zoey! I love you & i hope you are flying high enjoying heaven. RIP

Marina Silva

July 3, 2018

My dear friend Elaine,
What can I say.There is so much in my heart about you.I was there when you stopped drinking,I was there when you accepted Christ in your life.I was and am so proud of you for so many things.
The only comfort I have is knowing I will see you again one day and that you are no longer in pain in any way at all and are at peace and with other loving ones that went on to be with our Lord also.You are with your friend Pat now.But this friend here will forever miss you.We grew closer everyday.We shared so many personal feelings and thoughts.We could call each other no matter the hour of day or night.There are not many friends we can do that with.We were there for each other through so much.I am so heartbroken just writing this.I loved and appreciated you greatly.
I am so glad we recently got to spend some time together at my house when you stayed over.We laughed and stayed up till early morning.It was great.We planned to do it again,but God had other plans.I shall remember your smile and when you smile down on me I will be smiling back at you like I do my mom.That gives me peace and comfort.I am grateful that you are no longer in any kind of pain at all and at rest.Rest in our Lord and know you will always be loved and missed.Your dear friend Marina XO <3

Betty Jane Osswald

July 3, 2018

My Sweet Sister Elaine........What can I say
She was one of the biggest parts of my life
We shared our lives together.
We shared clothes cause we were the same size
We sang our favorite songs together
We did the jitterbug together......
Took care of each others Children
Went on 4 of July cook outs for a few years
Went to dance recitals
We shared the loss of our Mom, Dad Brothers & Sisters
We were each others sounding board
We had each others back
We shared recipes
We shared our Grandchildren stories with laughter
We shared Love.........We shared tears
Is that a lifetime?
Though nothing stays the same...Our lives are always changing
I'll hold you close to my heart..until we meet again.

Debbie Silvia

July 2, 2018

Elaine ,
The first time Patti and I met you was at Krissa and Ricks home on Christmas Eve 2014 .You made us feel so comfortable with your kind ,funny and loving ways , I am so blessed to have known such a wonderful person.Jonathan loves his GG . I promise we will continue to keep your memory going in his life .

Love you , Debbie ,Patti

Rhonda Silva

July 2, 2018

My beautiful and favorite Auntie who I love with all my ❤️ I will miss our talks, watching our shows , going to the meat raffle , you playing bingo on the computer and us playing our word games together . I’m going to miss everything but you will forever be in my heart and I love you to the moon and back RIP AUNTIE ❤️❤️❤️

Michelle Chenard

July 2, 2018

Krissa, Wendy, &Billy. We are so sorry for the loss of your loving Mom. She will always be remembered by us as fun, loving, caring and always sharing. Always laughing and having fun at every family get together. She will be greatly missed and surely never forgotten. Love Michelle & Skylar

Ronald Perry

July 2, 2018

Elaine, you are truly an amazing and generous woman! I have called you Mom since shortly after meeting you. You welcomed me into your family and made me feel as one of yours. You have touched so many lives with your blessed energy and will continue to do so for eternity. We will all feel a void with you being gone but will fill that void with thoughts of your kindness and love and share that with everyone we know. You have etched a willing to help and give to others on me like no other. Rest in Peace Sweet Elaine. You are truly an Angel!

Biography

Elaine J. Silva, 68, of New Bedford, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Alfred and Mildred (Stewart) Silva, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

She had worked as a caregiver in the healthcare system for many years.

She enjoyed gardening, crafts, Bingo, meat raffles and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Krissa Samanica and husband Richard, Wendy Perry and husband Ronald and William Sherman and wife Annette; two sisters, Betty Jane Osswald and husband Michael and Rowena Tavares and husband Joe; nine grandchildren; Alyssa Samanica, Justin Samanica and wife Kaitlin, Nicholas Sherman, Brittany Perry, Jarred Manzone, Ian Sherman, Dymitri Sherman and Kailey Sarah Sherman; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Alfred and Frank Silva, Norma Lemberg and Beverly Collins.

Visiting hours Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 4-8pm in the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Funeral Service, Friday at 11am in the funeral home followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery. For online tributes: www.rock-funeralhome.com