October 5, 1927 – January 1, 2021
George Silva, age 93, of Swansea, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Durand) Silva to whom he has been married 69 years.
Born in Warren, RI, he was the son of the late Frank Silva and Eva (Perry) Silva.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II. George worked as a self-employed Plumber for many years until his retirement in 1994. A former Harbormaster for the Town of Swansea, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed time by the river, boating and digging for quahogs. His other hobbies included playing horseshoe and cards with family and friends. Above all else, George was a devoted family man and husband.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Steven Silva and his wife Janet of Swansea, Debra Digiammo and her husband Nicholas of Rehoboth, Sheila Neu and her husband Larry of Rehoboth, George Silva and his wife Sandy of Swansea and Susan Harris and her husband Michael of Ridgefield, CT; 10 grandchildren, Kristen and Marc Silva, Kelly and Nicholas Digiammo, Douglas Laflamme, Elise West, Joel and Paige Silva and Marina and Alaina Harris; 11 great-grandchildren; one surviving sister, Lucy Faria, age 102, of Swansea and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, John, Joseph, Daniel, Frank, Albert, Edward, Richard and Dorothy Frechette.
George’s funeral service and burial will follow the current restrictions on public gatherings. Please contact a family member for more information. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com
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January 13, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May memories bring you peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead. Sending lots of hugs to the family.
January 7, 2021
We are so very sorry for the loss of “Grandpa George”. Even though I wasn’t there for it, one of my favorite stories to hear Doug tell is about the time Grandpa George “borrowed” a boat after Doug & Phil got stuck out on the water overnight. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Danielle Dubey & Phil DelFino
MR&MRS JOSEPH L POWELLJR
January 6, 2021
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
marc and pat laflamme
January 4, 2021
our codolences to
the entire family
we miss seeing them both at the boat ramp.
condolences to you all
Marc and Pat Laflamme