Alice J. (Silva) Medina, 83, formerly of Fairhaven, died Monday, June 13, 2005 in the Sippican Healthcare Facility. She was the wife of Arthur J. Medina. They would have celebrated their 57th anniversary on Sunday.
Born March 8, 1922 in Vineyard Haven the daughter of the late Antone L. and Clara (Fernandes) Silva, she lived in Fairhaven since 1957. Mrs. Medina was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven.
Mrs. Medina graduated from the Swain School of Design. She was a homemaker and an accomplished artist.
She is survived by her widower; a daughter, Wanda C. Medina of Fairhaven; four brothers, Arthur S. Silvia of Oak Bluffs, Eddy Silva of Princeton, NJ, James Silva of Vineyard Haven, and Ralph Silva of New Bedford; a sister, Clarice Rogers of Boston; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral will be Thursday, June 16th, 2005 at 9:00 AM from the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Cremation will follow. Interment will be private. Calling hours are Wednesday, June 15th, 5-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beacon Hospice of Fall River, 45 North Main St., Fall River, MA, 02720.