Richard S. Silvia

Date of Passing:

September 3, 2018

Silvia, Richard S., 75, of Spruce Street, Barrington, died unexpectedly on September 3, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Charron) Silvia.

Born in Warren, a son of the late John and Rose (Carter) Silvia, he lived in Barrington for 50 years.

Mr. Silvia was a Forman for the Town of Barrington Highway Department for 32 years before retiring in 2005. He also worked at Dudek’s Bowling Lane, Warren for 67 years.

Richard was a communicant of St. Luke Church. He was a member of the Barrington Men’s Club and the Barrington Democratic Club.

Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his children, Diane M. Crowell of East Providence, Joann M. Manetta of Providence, Lori A. Brindamour of Barrington and Richard S. Silvia Jr. of East Providence; a sister, Delores Goulart of Bristol, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

His funeral will be held on Friday September 7, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.

Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Richard’s memory to The American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence RI 02908 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Shirley and family, may Richie and his memories be in your hearts forever. Praying for you all!

    Richard, Shari, Derek, Jarrett and Kyle I am praying and thinking of you at the passing of your dad and Peppe. So sorry love Auntie Lisa

  2. Diane and Family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father, husband and grandfather. May your memories comfort you and bring you strength in the days ahead. Prayers and Hugs.

  3. Dear Shirley and family we are so so sorry for your loss. Maureen (Trotter) Noel and John Mendes

  4. Shirley and your family, We are so sorry to hear of Richie’s passing. It’s so sad that good people leave us way too soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Best regards, Sue, Matt and Marc Ferreira.

  5. so sorry for your loss he was a very good friend and we will miss he

  6. Diane and family, i am so deeply sorry for your loss. xoxo

  7. Our entire family send our condolences to your family. Knowing Rich as our neighbor was one of the best things about this neighborhood. A wave from his truck, a brief conversation at various times during the day, or just seeing his smile while he worked in the yard. He will be sorely missed! Shirley, we will ALWAYS be here for you. We send you and your family much love and prayers.

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