Manuel J. Silva
Date of Passing:
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”): https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate?tribute_make=1.