Manuel Silvia

Manuel Silvia

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
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Manuel Silvia, 89, of Tiverton passed away on March 7, 2020, after a
brief illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Patricia
(Swierzcek) Silvia, daughter Alice Strebel and her husband Lou of Tiverton,
and daughter Dorothy Ray of Des Moines, IA. He leaves grandchildren
Louis, Bonnie, Stephanie and her husband Zack, Richard and his wife
Malasia, and Christopher and his wife Joy. Manuel had 7
great-grandchildren Alysa, Amber, Megan, Jacob, Nicholas, Isaac, and
Liliana. He also leaves behind two sisters, Alice Mello of San Jose, CA and
Theresa DaSilva of Oakland, CA, as well as several nieces and nephews
and their families. Manuel was predeceased by his parents John and
Maria and grandson, Jonathan
Manuel was born in Fall River, MA before moving to Tiverton, RI. He
spent his career as a union carpenter and worked on building many of the
bridges in Fall River. He was also a talented mechanic who enjoyed
restoring classic cars in his free time. Manuel was a member of the Buick
Club of America and enjoyed attending car shows and displaying his 1932
Buick. He was happiest when spending time with his wife and his cat, Ivan,
and scratching a winning lottery ticket.
Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721.
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Helen Charest

Posted at 04:01pm
Patricia 💗 sooo sorry for your husband’s passing 😢. I am sending condolences from us, the Charest’s & Branco’s ♥️, as we sooo loved the way you 💗 and Manny ♥️ welcomed us and the gift 🎁 of hospitality you showed us ... thank you for sharing your hearts and home 🏡 that I grew up in ... for my family to see and experience 🙏♥️🙏 I will continue to pray for you, Patricia 😍 and your family ❌⭕️🥰🙏

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