FALMOUTH - Barbara J. Silva a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 72 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after being transported to a rehabilitation center to aid in her hopeful treatment, but her battle became too much to handle. Sadly after a long fought battle, surrounded by many loved ones, on May 17, 2019 at 12:15am, her battle ended peacefully as she went to be with her Lord. She had a devoted faith in God and trusted that He would always guide her in the ways that she needed.
On March 3, 1947 Barbara was born in Gardner MA, but resided in Falmouth most of her life. She married June 26, 1971 to Frank Silva of Falmouth and had a son, Robert “Bobby” Silva, of Falmouth, on July 6, 1972, and many years later was blessed with four amazing grandchildren: Robert, Zoie, and William of Falmouth, and Sammi Dee Leonard of NC. They were the joys of her life that kept her strong and fighting for so long. During Barbara’s time here on earth, she had a very large family who loved her dearly. She never met a stranger and her home was always open; being a mother to all friends and family or the neighborhood children. Barbara had a huge passion for BINGO and sitting at Surf Drive with her husband and family. She enjoyed watching her grandson, Robert, play football and her granddaughter, Zoie, cheer. She also had a huge passion for St. Jude's Children's Hospital that she and her husband contributed to all the time.
Barbara came from a large family of 11 brothers and sisters, born to Joel Enos Sr and Elisabeth (Baker) Enos. Preceded in death were brothers, Jim Enos, William Enos, Edward Enos, Richard Enos, Joel Enos and sisters, Ginny (Enos) Claridy, and Claire (Enos) Swift.
In addition to her husband Frank, son Robert and grandchildren, she is also survived by her brother Leroy Enos, sisters Elizabeth Vickers, Linda Bevacqua, and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-5pm on Tuesday, May 28th at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St. in Falmouth.
Following the viewing, here will be a remembrance gathering from 5-9pm at the Cape Verdean Club at 126 Sandwich Rd in E. Falmouth. We ask if everyone could bring a covered dish or possibly a platter to help take the burden off the immediate family. Anyone wishing to drop something off at CVC may do so starting around 4:30 pm.