Jr. Silvia

Obituary of Jr. Silvia

Frank R. Silvia, Jr., 88, of 9 Admiralty Dr., Middletown, RI, and formally of 5 Cummings Rd., Newport, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at the Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Sarah T. (Serpa) Silvia. Born in Newport on September 21, 1918, he was a son of the late Frank R. Silvia and Mary (DaGloria) Silvia. Frank worked for the Newport Electric Corporation for 43 years as an appliance service technician and retired in 1981. A lifelong parishioner of Jesus Savior Church in Newport, it is believed that he was one of the first altar servers of the church. He belonged to the Vasco da Gama Society of Newport, and the Newport Electric Retirees. He was the oldest member and past president of the North End Club in Middletown, and a 27 year member of the "Cape Cod Cuties." Frank was also an Army Veteran of World War II. Besides his wife of 57 years, he leaves a son, Michael V. Silvia of Wakefield, RI, three daughters, Patricia A. Silvia of Henniker, NH and Manchester by the Sea, MA., Diane M. Keirns of Tiverton, RI., and Deering, NH., Frances G. Arrington of Beaufort, NC., her special friends Robyn Gomes of Middletown, RI, and Amy Larson of Miami, FL., three brothers, Manuel Silvia, Joseph Silvia, and Anthony Silvia all of Newport, her sister Annie Calabani of Stoughton, MA., nine grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew Keirns, William and Amanda Arrington, Anya, Marissa, and Diana Silvia, Olivia and Isabel Bowser, and two great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Raymond Silvia, Henry Silvia, and Mary Pasquale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Jesus Savior Church, 509 Broadway, Newport, RI. at 9:00 am. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown, RI. Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 29, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI. 02871.
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