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Mrs. Alzira (Horta) Silva

January 25, 1930 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 88)

Mrs. Alzira (Horta) Silva, age 88 of DeWolf Avenue, Bristol, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Guilherme S. Silva, her husband of 64 years, who preceded her in death in July of 2017. Born in Ribeira Grande, Azores, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Conceicao (Brum) Horta. She was a resident of Bristol for 50 years. Alzira worked in the Packaging Department for the former I Shalom Company in Bristol for 21 years, retiring in 2008. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Church and devoted to saying the Rosary daily for her beloved family and friends. Alzira loved cooking, baking, sewing, doing needlework and embroidery. She is survived by three children; Joseph Silva, Sr. of Central Falls, Lenore Iorio (Robert) of Cranston and Connie Gaudio (Vincent) of Spring Hill, FL, and three grandchildren; Michelle and Joshua Gaudio and Joseph Silva, Jr. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers; Hermano and Manuel Horta, and sisters; Naomi Labao, Eugenia Valante, Eliza Caetano and Lenore Pacheco. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to

 Service Information

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial
February 16, 2018

9:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Church
577 Wood Street
Bristol, RI

February 16, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
Chestnut Street
Bristol, RI

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