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Barbara J. (Lawrence) Silva

November 09, 2017

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Barbara J. (Lawrence) Silva, 73, passed on November 9, 2017, peacefully at her home with her family by her side. 

Born in Fitchburg, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lawrence and Barbara “Bobby” (Gates) Briggs as well as stepfather Charles A. Briggs of Dighton, MA. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Paul R. Silva, and daughters Christine J. Macomber of Orange Park, FL and Pamela J. Silva of Middleboro, MA, as well as, two grandchildren Corey Macomber and Jeremy Macomber and twin great grandchildren Zachery and Hailey Macomber all of Florida.  She was sister to the late Sandra Lawrence and Bruce Lawrence.  She was affectionately known by her mother Bobby as Jeannie and spent many a day shopping, laughing, and meeting people as she always had a smile, kind word and a helping hand for all her family, friends and acquaintances. 

She was a wonderful person and homemaker.  She loved to decorate her home especially for the fall and winter with her love of pumpkins and other fall items as well as with Santas and wintery scenes.  She worked briefly at her husband's Aunt's florist, Hannant The Florist, designing arrangements and loved every minute of it.  She had a true love of animals especially her many dogs over the years that she treated like her children.  She enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod with her husband and daughters camping, boating, and partaking in many, what became, family traditions like fireworks in Sandwich.

Funeral Information

Barbara will be buried at the Pleasant Street Cemetery, in Raynham.  Honoring Barbara's wishes there will be no calling hours.  A short graveside service will be Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, at 11:00 am, at the family plot in Pleasant St Cemetery. 

Arrangements by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, in Taunton.

Donations Information

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility, 821 W. Water St., Taunton, MA 02780.

Barbara  J. (Lawrence)  Silva

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