Caroline Elizabeth Silva

Date of Passing:

January 18, 2023

Caroline Elizabeth Silva, 29, of Barrington died unexpectedly on January 18, 2023 surrounded by her loving family and many friends.

Born in Providence, a daughter of Bradley and Diane (Rustigian) Silva of Barrington, she was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

She graduated from Barrington High School Class of 2012 where she was a cheerleader for all four years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Southern New Hampshire University Class of 2016.

Caroline worked hard as a teacher for the first half of her career and recently as a business analyst at IQVIA. She also dedicated her summers to Seekonk Speedway as a concessions manager for the last 12 years.

She was easygoing, a unifier and touched the hearts of everyone she came across.

Caroline’s biggest passion was spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite memories were spent at the beach in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. You could always find her solving puzzles, snuggling with her dog (Sherman), reading a new history book each week, and planning trips to Disney.

Besides her parents, Caroline is survived by her sister, Catherine Silva of Barrington, her grandparents, Henry and Dorothea Rustigian of Cumberland and several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Caroline was the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Beverly (Johnson) Silva.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 3:00 PM. Calling hours are 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Contributions in Caroline’s memory to the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Brad, Diane, and Catie, We were shocked to hear of Caroline’s passing and are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

  2. Brad, Diane and Catherine….So sorry for your loss…way too young…

  3. I truthfully, don’t even know how to start this. I worked with Caroline Seekonk for about six years and was completely devastated when I heard the news like I would personally, I’ve never met anybody that’s lit up our room, literally just by talking amount of good memories that were made at Seekonk with her than there was never any bad memories, I’m glad I got to call Caroline a friend and a great boss.
    I’m sorry for your loss ❤️

  4. I am so sorry for your loss , sending love and prayers to you and family in this difficult time , may Caroline rest in peace🙏

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of Caroline, our prayers to the Silva family are ongoing for peace and serenity.

  6. My deepest condolences to your family. Caroline and I cheered together in highschool and she was always kind and a positive, fun loving spirit. We spent many weekends together with the team growing up. My heart goes out to her friends and family, she will be missed❤️

  7. Brad,
    I am so sad to hear about the loss of your beautiful child. You and your family are in my prayers.

  8. Please, all of you. Stop taking these poisonous jabs.

  9. Bradley, Diane and Catherine: We are deeply saddened by Caroline’s passing. We are incredibly sorry for your loss as a family and for her dear friends. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. My daughter went to high school with her and said she was always nice and well liked. Catie, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, too. You and your parents are in my prayers.

  11. To Brad an family
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter. Our condolences to all of you. May the memories an friend’s help you through this loss

  12. Brad and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, I went to school with Caroline and did cheer with her. I didn’t get the chance to know her that well, but she always had a beautiful smile on and was kind to everyone. I can’t imagine the pain you must all be going through, sending love and my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Caroline.

  14. Caroline worked with me at the speedway for the last 4 years and she was always so happy. She really could connect with anyone and I am very sad to see her go. Im am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed.

  15. I was shocked to learn of the passing of Caroline. Diane I enjoyed hearing stories about Caroline at work and I knew the love you had for her. My deepest sympathy for your family.
    May her memory be eternal!

  16. Dear Brad and Diane- please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved daughter. Such a beautiful young woman, a testament to you both. To her sister we are so sorry for this tragic loss. May the love of your family and friends afford you some comfort during this most difficult time.

  17. My deepest condolences to Catie and Mr. and Mrs. Silva. Caroline was such a fun loving and caring friend. She would always great you with a smile. She was a great friend to so many and she will be missed so much by everyone and her entire Cheer family. Sending so much love and many prayers for all family and friends of Caroline’s.

  18. I am shocked and heartbroken by this news. Caroline and I were in many classes together in high school, chorus being one of them. She was kind and funny, and her and our classmates in the class of 2012 would hang out during our down times and enjoy senior festivities. My heart goes out to her family, no one should EVER lose a child or sibling this young! RIP Caroline, we miss you and will always love you.

  19. Sending love and praying for peace for Caroline, her family and her many friends. I’m so sorry.

  20. Forever holding her in my heart. She was like a sister to many of her friends and will never be forgotten and always celebrated. I will always miss you. ❤️

  21. I am so sorry for your loss! Caroline was a good friend of mine in high school. She was always kind to everyone and was a great friend! My heart goes out to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed!

  22. We loved Caroline like a daughter. She always brought joy to our home. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to know Caroline and watch her grow from a child to a beautiful young woman. We will always have a place in our hearts for her and she will be forever missed

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