Manuel J. Silva

Date of Passing:

April 14, 2023

Manuel J. “Manny” Silva, 69, of Maple Avenue, Barrington, died unexpectedly on April 14, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Gail B. (Faubert) Killian.

Born in Boston, MA, a son of the late Jose and Silvia (Sousa) Silva, he lived in Barrington for 3 years, previously residing in Seekonk for 13 years, and Bristol for 22 years.

Mr. Silva was a respected commercial banker specializing in Auto Dealer Financial Services for 40 years before retiring in 2020 from Rockland Trust. He held prominent positions at many regional banks, including Chrysler Credit Corporation, Citizens Bank, and Santander.

Manuel was a graduate of Tolman High School Class of 1971 and from Providence College Class of 1975.

While living in Bristol, he was an active member at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bristol, RI serving as a Eucharist Minister and as a board member. He was also on the Board of Trustees of the former Our Lady of Fatima High School. Manny loved coaching his son in CYO basketball, enjoyed golfing, playing trivia with his Tolman friends, watching “The Godfather”, and was known for his wit and wisdom.

Besides his wife of twelve years, he is survived by his children, Katharine Bowers and her husband William of Rumford, Matthew Silva and his wife Julianna of Warwick, and Megan O’Connell and her husband Sean of Bristol; three grandchildren, Madeline and Coleman Bowers and Zachary O’Connell; two stepchildren, Kelsey Heaney and her husband Kyle of Barrington and Andrew Killian and his wife Bailey of Rumford. He cherished his special aunt, Dicey Caldas of New Bedford, MA, and his many cousins who he adored.

His Funeral will be held on Monday April 24, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 1098 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, MA.

Calling Hours are Sunday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Manuel’s memory to the Neurology Department for Parkinson’s Research at Mass General Hospital would be deeply appreciated. See the website below.(Designate “Neurology Department Fund”):

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  1. So sorry Katie. Thinking of you.

  2. My deepest sympathies to Manny’s family on his passing. I was a classmate of his at Tolman High School, class of 1971. He was a true gentleman and a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Gone too soon.

  3. Gail, our deepest condolences on your loss.

  4. My deepest condolences for the loss of our friend Manny. I was blessed to have worked with him at Rockland Trust in the Commercial Division. Manny had a way to pick me up and make me smile. Matter of fact, he lit up everyone around him.
    May you always have his angel by your side and a smile in your heart knowing he was such a wonderful man.

  5. I am sending my sympathies to all of you. I knew Manny when he was in auto financing and would visit my workplace. He was a kind, well spoken, gentleman, he would always acknowledge everyone he encountered and have a kind word for them. I enjoyed knowing him and pray he rests in peace.

  6. Gail and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in you many memories.

    The Fox Family

  7. Gail & Family Sorry for your loss !!Thinking of you . Richard & Ginny Miranda

  8. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend and neighbor. Our condolences to you Gail and the rest of the family. We have been blessed to get to know Manny and his sweet kind heart over the past few years. Praying for you all. May you be filled with comfort and surrounded by love.

  9. I’m sorry for your loss Gail.

    May your mourning period be brief.

    Love and hugs,
    Cousin Alan

  10. I am so sorry for your loss Manny was a great man I was honored to be able to care for him the time he lived at our facility may he rest in piece

  11. Gail and Family, I’m so sorry for your lost. Manny was a kind and loving person and I’m glad I got the chance to meet and know him. He will be that bright star in the sky watching over all of you. My deepest sympathy to all. Manny will be greatly missed.

  12. Gail, Kelsey, Andrew and family, the Coffey-Guertler-Lamonde family send love and light. Manny was a beautiful human. May he rest in sweet peace and always be your angel watching over all of you! Much love, Maura, Jim, Wyatt, Sean, Aislinn

  13. Gail My thoughts and prayers go out to u and your family.
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  14. Gail I am so sorry to hear of Manny’s passing. From the whole Rockland Trust family, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Manny was a wonderful co-worker and has been truly missed the last few years.

  15. My condolences to Meagan and Matt and their families. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.

  16. I remember Manny from Tolman High School and years after. He was a personable gentleman. Always enjoyed our quick conversations when I would bump into him.
    Sincerest condolences to his wife and entire family.

  17. Gail, so very sorry for your loss. Manny was a wonderful man. We had many laughs during his short tenure at Washington Trust. Sending love and prayers.

  18. Manny, such a great guy. Back in the high school days at Tolman he was the guy that kept the sports teams and players in line and prepared. He will be missed.
    Sorry for your loss

  19. Matt and Julianna, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to your entire family.
    Gary and Ellyn Pannone

  20. Our deepest condolences. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  21. You have my deepest sympathy. wishing you peace, comfort and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. I will never forgot our great memories we had together.❤️

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