Stephen J. Silvia

March 6, 1952December 16, 2018
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Stephen J. Silvia, 66 of Swansea, passed away Sunday, December 16th surrounded by his loved ones. He was the loving and devoted husband of 35 years to Maureen (Leonard) Silvia.

He was born in Newport, RI to his mother Dolores (Furtado) Silvia and the late Joseph Silvia. Steve also was survived by his children, son, Christopher Silvia and wife Joann Silvia, son, Brandon Webster and wife Mellanee Webster, and the late Lisa Campbell and Andrea Webster; brother, Wayne Silvia and wife Sharon Silvia, and nieces Leah and Kyna Silvia. He was also a loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Danielle and Tyler Campbell, and Hannah and Kylee Webster. He also had a great love for his little furry companion, his Chihuahua Charlie.

He had a passion for always making sure his lawn looked perfect, and anyone who knew him knew how much he loved his tractors. “Vu” was famous for his special touch when it came to the kitchen and his Portuguese stuffing was always the first to go on Thanksgiving Day. Steve was the most kind, generous, hard-working and loving person to everyone, always thinking of others and how he could put a smile on their face. Always the first to offer help, and the last to ask for it. He will forever be remembered by all and will always live in the hearts of those who loved him and had the pleasure of meeting him.

His visitation will be held Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea with a Funeral Service at 7:00 PM. Burial will be private. For tributes and directions,



  • Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Funeral Serivce Thursday, December 20, 2018


  • Private Burial

Stephen J. Silvia

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cheryl cordeiro

December 20, 2018

Dear Maureen and Family. We are saddened Steve passed away and so young. We all had alot of fun times together way back in the good ole days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kevin and Cheryl Cordeiro

Ashley Asklar

December 20, 2018

I will always remember Steve's smile and the joy he spread when he was in our building. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this sad time.

Laurie Vasconcellos

December 19, 2018

The staff at the Hoyle School is saddened by this loss. He was a warn gentleman with a big heart. We will miss his smiling face and amiable personality.

David Costa

December 19, 2018

Steve is one of the most generous and kind people one could ever meet. If we could all be more like him. His entire life was devoted to doing things for people. He took great joy in helping anyone, one could always see the pleasure in his face. When I first met him at age 13, I was required to stay after school for detention. When I left the building hours later, Steve was waiting at the gate. He said he didn't want me to walk home alone. Steve never let anyone walk alone in life. He walked with me for 53 years and kept me smiling. Only once he didn't make me smile, that is today. Steve, Thank You for being my friend

Steve and Rhonda Freitas

December 19, 2018

The Silvia family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family in the passing of Steve.
We had many, fond, and happy memories over the years.
In our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Rhonda Freitas