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Robert F. Silva,Sr.

September 18, 1943 - March 1, 2020

Burial Date March 8, 2020

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Robert Frank Silva Sr. of Waterford passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Robert was born September 18th, 1943 in New London to the late Frank and Ursule (Gobeille) Silva.

Robert was united in marriage to Janet Perkins Silva June 28, 1969 at New London Methodist Church. The couple celebrated 50 years with family and friends this past June. Robert is also survived by his 7 children: Robert Silva Jr., Tamara (Mark) Bishop, Donna (Paul) Breton, Steven (Melissa) Silva, Thomas (Kristin) Silva, Angela (Eric) Bergstrom, Andrea (Bill) Sharpe.

He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Sue) Silva. Robert has 18 grandchildren: Robert III, Erica, Amy, Rechele, Madison, Steven Jr., Jacob, Riley, Mason, Alissa, Angelina, Joshua, Andrew, Branden, Corrynne, Christopher, William and Ryan. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Avery May. Robert also has 3 great grandchildren: Stanley, Lillian and Adrianna.

Robert is also survived by his beloved Perkins Family: Mary, Dottie, Carol, Elaine, Gail, Diane, Raymond, Larry and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by Owen Jr, Donald, Bobby, Lenny and Kenny. He is also predeceased by his son-in-law, Charlie Vaill Jr.

Robert was a respected Officer of the Laborer’s Union Local 547 – retired after 50 years of service. He was a former member of Jordan Fire Co. and Independent Holy Ghost Society. He enjoyed racing at The Speedbowl with Silva Motorsports, fishing and hunting. He was an avid Nascar, Cowboys, Red Sox, and UConn Basketball fan. His biggest enjoyment was his grandchildren, as he was their #1 fan.

He loved being outdoors at the Silva Compound at109. Whether it be playing the guitar or simply hanging out in “the kitchen”, he enjoyed making memories with his family and friends.

There will be a Service and Celebration of Life held on Sunday, March 8th at 2pm at the Waterford VFW Post 6573, Boston Post Rd. Waterford.


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