Obituary: Joseph Jesse Silvia, 87, of Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Joseph Jesse Silvia, 87, of Portsmouth died Thursday, September 7, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Bristol, RI. 

Mr. Silvia was born December 12, 1929 in Portsmouth, RI. He is the son of the late Jessie and the late Emily (Nunes) Silvia. He was married to Elsie Nunes, for 59 years. 

Mr. Silvia served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, RI, and a member of St. Barnabas Church. Mr. Silvia started working for Short Line Bus Company, which later became Bonanza bus lines, for over 38 years, retiring in 1991.

He is survived by his wife: Elsie (Nunes) Silvia, and his sister: Emily Mathias of Bristol, RI and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Monday, September 11, 2017 from 9:00am-10:30am in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00am on Monday September 11, 2017, in St Barnabas Church, East Main Road in Portsmouth.

Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Brown’s Lane in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Elizabeth Manor “Activities Fund” 1 Dawn Hill Road Bristol, RI 02809
 
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