Anthony M. Silva, Jr of East Bridgewater died February 25, 2018 in the Cape Heritage Health Care Center in Sandwich at the age of 95. Mr. Silva was Born in Taunton, Ma son of the late Anthony and Mary Silva and Grew up in North Easton, lived in Miami Springs, Easton and Brockton until moving to East Bridgewater in 1978 where he remained until the death of his wife in 2012. He then moved to an assisted Living in Plymouth.
Anthony was the oldest from a family of nine and was proceeded in death by all except his “Kid Brother Joe” Silva from Brockton and his wife Marie.
He is survived by his three sons: David and his wife Judith of Alabama, Alan and his wife Pam of Plymouth and Ricky and his girlfriend Terry Arruda of Middleboro. He had seven grandchildren: Christian Silva of Alabama, Carrie Ward of Alabama, Robert “Robby” Silva of Plymouth and the late Julia Ann Silva of Plymouth and Michael Arruda and fiancé Rose Ferreira of New Bedford, Ashlee Beaudoin and her Husband Corey of Fairhaven, Christine Peryer and her husband Jason. along with eight great-grandchildren Devandre J. Silva-Mays, Zachary T. Ward, Ayana N. Pinkston, Alyssa F. Ward All from Alabama, Jessie Beaudoin, Amber Beaudion and Corey Jr Beaudoin of Fairhaven. Logan Peryer of New Bedford. Anthony was married to his wife Phyllis Silva for 66 years till her death in 2012
Tony worked in the Easton Shovel shop with his dad when he was young and Served in the Navy during World War II. Tony worked at Brockton ice and coal, drove truck for Cape Cod Express and worked for Shaw’s for many years till his retirement and Ironically also worked part time for many funeral homes over the years helping families when their loved ones would pass. Tony and Phyllis enjoyed traveling in their early retirement years. Tony Loved Animals. Had a great sense of humor. Loved the Red Sox. When he was young he took pilot lessons and had flown a plane. He loved his old cars. When he was young he had restored a Model A which was his prized possession. He was asked to drive it in the parades. In his early days he also used to deliver oil. One of his customers was the Marciano family in Brockton. Tony told stories that as Rocky would jog by he would give everyone a “playful” punch on the shoulder that would leave your shoulder aching. He also told of one time Rocky’s mother had invited Tony in to have some lunch. Tony bragged that Mrs. Marciano made the best spaghetti sauce he ever had. Dad was a hard worker with a great sense of humor that instilled good work ethic and morals in all his sons .
Funeral from the East Bridgewater Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 35 Spring Street East Bridgewater Friday at 9:00am.
Funeral Mass in St. John's Church at 10:00am.
Visiting hours Thursday 4-7pm.
Burial in Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater.
Memorial donations in honor of Anthony may be made to the Boston Children's Hospital Trust in memory of Julia Ann Silva 401 Park Drive, Suite 602 Boston, MA 02215 or the Alzheimer's Association. 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.