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Alexandra, Victoria and James da Silva, grandchildren of Manuel da Silva, unveil a new statue of their grandfather at the corner of Wood and Franklin streets, along with Katelyn da Silva, not pictured.

‘Physician, humanitarian’ immortalized in bronze

‘Physician, humanitarian’ immortalized in bronze

Dozens gathered at the corner of Wood and Franklin streets Friday afternoon to pay tribute to a humanitarian who truly lived “a fulfilled life.” Dr. Manuel da Silva was a physician, author and historian. He has also been called a philanthropist, humanitarian, even a “walking saint,” according to friend Fred Pacheco. Now the man who contributed

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