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Mrs. Mary (Silvia) Silva

November 4, 1920 ~ July 2, 2018 (age 97)

Mrs. Mary “Mamie” (Silvia) Silva, age 97 of River Street and formerly of Bourne Street, Bristol, died Monday, July 2, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Daniel “Rocky” Silva, her husband of 65 years who preceded her in death in January of 2008. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Perry) Silvia. Mary was a housekeeper for several private families and previously to that worked for a number of years at the former Crown Fastener Company. She was a communicant and former Eucharistic Minister of St. Elizabeth’s Church, Bristol. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality at the church and a member for many years of the former House of Judah Prayer Group. She was a volunteer for many years for Meals On Wheels and the Helping Hand Soup Kitchen formerly in Bristol. She is survived by two children; Gertrude S. Bastanzi (Robert Tettreault) of Rumford, Daniel Silva, Jr. (Denise), of Bristol, five grandchildren; Paul Silva, Larry and Heath Bastanzi, Felix J. Langello, III and Danielle Stroessner, and five great grandchildren; Paul Daniel, Christopher Joseph, Maya Jean, Avery Jean and Edyn Jean, a sister, Ida Silva of Bristol. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Langello (Felix J. Langello, Jr. of Portsmouth) and three brothers; Joseph, Albert and Manuel Silvia. Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visitation will be Saturday morning only starting at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of St. Elizabeth, 577 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809 or to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914. For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to

Donations may be made to:

Friends of St. Elizabeth
577 Wood Street, Bristol RI 02809

Beacon Hospice
1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence RI 02914

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