Henry Silvia, 74, a resident of Swansea and previously of Newport and Fall River, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in the Carvalho Grove Nursing Center, Fall River. He was the husband of Donna E. (Lahue) Silvia.
Born in Fall River, a son of the late John Silvia and the late Rita (Boucher) Silvia, and step-son of the late Nancy Silvia, he served for three years in the United States Air Force, and worked most of his life as a truck driver for LeComte’s Dairy and Robinson Supply. Henry was deeply devoted to his family, believed in hard work, instilling these values in his children and extended family. He loved car shows, hot rods and model cars.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Keith Silvia and his wife Nicole of Rochester, MA, Karl Silvia and his wife Donna of Swansea; two daughters, Sheri Edes, and Stacie Parker and her husband Steven all of Swansea; four siblings, Denise Dubriel, Jack Silvia, James Silvia and Debbie Burke; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his half-sister, Doreen Blank.
A brief gathering time will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 8-9 AM in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, with 10:30 am committal prayers and military honors to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. For facility directions or to leave an online condolence go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org.
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