2017-04-27 / Obituaries

Kenneth R. Silvia

Kenneth R. Silvia, 70, passed away peacefully April 21, 2017, at his home in Jamestown.

Born April 16, 1947, in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Manuel and the late Beatrice (Martin) Silvia.

He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Peggy (Aguiar) Silvia and the dear father of Judd Silvia and wife Meredith, and Adam Silvia and wife Lisa. His is survived by his beloved grandchildren, Gwyneth, Nick, Nathan, Kathryn and Anthony Silvia.

He also leaves a brother Bob Silvia (Irene) of Fall River, Mass., nieces and extended family.

He came to Jamestown in 1965 and worked as the town barber for more than 50 years. He loved Jamestown, where he could spend days golfing and fishing his “secret spots” with his two boys, and then go island hopping in search of sea glass with his grandchildren.

That is how he wants to be remembered, loving his family above all.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, in St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery.

The family would like to express its deepest gratitude to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, with special thanks to Wendy, Julie and Margaret.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903.

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