Manuel Silvia, 89, Tiverton

Posted 3/12/20

Manuel Silvia, 89, of Tiverton, passed away on March 7, 2020, after a brief illness. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Patricia (Swierzcek) Silvia, daughter Alice Strebel and …

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Manuel Silvia, 89, Tiverton

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Manuel Silvia, 89, of Tiverton, passed away on March 7, 2020, after a brief illness. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Patricia (Swierzcek) Silvia, daughter Alice Strebel and her husband Lou of Tiverton, and daughter Dorothy Ray of Des Moines, Iowa. He leaves his grandchildren, Louis, Bonnie, Stephanie and her husband Zach, Richard and his wife Malasia, and Christopher and his wife Joy. Manuel had seven great-grandchildren, Alysa, Amber, Megan, Jacob, Nicholas, Isaac, and Liliana. He also leaves behind two sisters, Alice Mello of San Jose, California, and Theresa DaSilva of Oakland, California, as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Manuel was predeceased by his parents John and Maria and grandson, Jonathan. 

Manuel was born in Fall River before moving to Tiverton. He spent his career as a union carpenter and was also a talented mechanic who enjoyed restoring classic cars in his free time. He was happiest when spending time with his wife and his cat, Ivan, and scratching a winning lottery ticket. 

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721. 

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