Robert Silva, 79

Sep 3, 2019

Robert Silva, 79, of Dartmouth passed away on his birthday, Thursday, August 29, 2019 in his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Cleone (Affonce) Silva.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Manuel and Zulmira (Alfredo) Silva, he was a lifelong resident of the area. Robert was a devout husband, father and grandfather, who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing and sketching. Robert enjoyed his time traveling with Cleone in their RV seeing the country.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Robert M. Silva and his wife Joann of Acushnet, Scott A. Affonce of Dartmouth, Melissa McGuire and her husband Sean of Dartmouth, Blaine Silva and his wife Shannon of Dartmouth and Roxanne Silva of Fall River; twelve grandchildren, Brittney Silva, Jared Liberty, Kasandra Qualitz, Cassidy Silva, Jocelin Westgate, Branden Durham, Megan Liberty, Connor McGuire, Evan McGuire, Cody Silva, Kaylin Silva, and his little Buddy, Kory Silva; four great-grandsons; a sister Margaret Correia and her husband Joe of Dartmouth; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Raymond Silva and Irene Pitchard.

Robert’s visitation was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA 02748. Burial is Private. Contributions in Robert’s honor may be made to Community Nurse Homecare, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. To leave a note of condolence, visit