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Richard A. Silva

April 24, 1943 March 26, 2019
Richard A. Silva
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Obituary for Richard A. Silva

Richard A. Silva, age 75, passed away on March 26, 2019 at Norwood Hospital, surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late Joseph and Louise (Frost) Silva.

Richard was born on April 24, 1943 in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. He was employed as a groundskeeper and maintenance man for the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett for over thirty years. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He married his wife Jean (McNichols) on September 2, 1967 at Mission Church in Boston. Richard was a CYO basketball coach, enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage and an avid Patriots fan for almost 60 years. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grand-daughters softball games. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Loving husband of Jean M. (McNichols) Silva. Devoted father of Richard and his wife Kathleen Silva of Wareham, Karen Silva of Middleborough, John Silva of Foxborough and Christopher Silva of Foxborough. Beloved grandfather of Alexis Silva and Anna Langtry. Brother of James Silva of SC and the late Louise Axelson, William Silva, Donald Silva, Jackie Silva and Sheila Silva.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, April 3 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxborough. On Thursday, all please gather at the funeral home at 10:45 AM to follow the funeral procession to the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne for a 1 PM graveside service. For additional information please contact 508 543-5471. To send an on-line condolence please visit the funeral home web site at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 41775, Boston, MA 02241-7005.


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