John M. Silva, 67

Dec 16, 2018

John M. Silva, 67, of Fairhaven, died Dec. 13 in Fall River unexpectedly. He was the husband of Karin M. (Stack) Silva.

Born in Wareham, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Hilda J. (Barros) Silva. A graduate of Old Rochester Regional High School, Mr. Silva attended Bentley University.

Mr. Silva owned and operated Silva Trucking for many years. After he sold his business, he worked as dispatcher and manager for Cape Cod Gas. Mr. Silva was also co-owner of JMS Realty and Trust.

Mr. Silva was a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in a construction battalion better known as the Seabees-RMCB-12. He was a Teamsters member Local # 59 and a heavy equipment operator for various companies through the years.

Survivors include his wife, Karin M. (Stack) Silva of Fairhaven; his children, John M. Silva, Jr. and his wife Kimberly of New Bedford, Syreeta Amaral and her husband Philip of New Bedford, Zachariah Barros of Fairhaven, and Marcus Barros of Fairhaven; his sisters, Gloria Swingle of Marion, Philomena Gilbert of Falmouth, Georgianna Silva of Wareham, and Liana Silva of W. Wareham; his granddaughter, Jenna Silva of New Bedford. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Rudolph Silva, Jr.

His funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, (Route 28), on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett at noon. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be Tuesday Dec. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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