Virginia Silva 91, a life-long resident of East Providence passed away at
Rhode Island Hospital on Holy Thursday April 18, 2019 with her daughter by her side.
She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Cabral) Silva and 8 older siblings. She is survived by her husband George, daughter Jean Saylor and her husband Bill, cats Baby and Katie and numerous nieces and nephews.
She cared very deeply about family and in her younger days made it a point to visit all of her many relatives on a regular basis. She was a caregiver who took care of her mom, dad, mother-in-law and her sister. Her goal in life was to be a mom and she accomplished that goal by being the best mom a daughter could ever have and she is and will be very deeply missed every single day.
Virginia was the life of any party and everyone wanted to be at her table. She always wore that winning smile. She loved ice skating and watched every Olympic event that involved the sport. She also loved to read, do crossword puzzles, plain old puzzles and was the champ at checkers. It is hard to imagine holidays or any event without her there.
Losing a parent is very hard but when that parent is also your best female friend it makes the pain worse.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday June 15th at 10:00am in St. Martha's Church Pawtucket Avenue East Providence. Burial will be private.
Bob and Judiè Reetz - 06/12/2019
Jean please accept our most sincere sympathies . .Virginia was a very special lady . ...she was a good friend to me..my prayers are with you and Bill . ..so sorry for your loss....
Betty (Rego) Thomas - 06/13/2019
So sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. Have good memories of her when I visited with Eddie and Angie years ago.
Rosie Amaral Pereira - 06/13/2019
Jean you were your moms pride and joy . Virginia and my mom were great friends and would talk for hours on the phone. Anytime I called my mom and the phone was busy I knew she was talking to Virginia. Life gave them a friendship that lasted decades. It was a treasure that few are lucky to have. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart breaks for you and your Dad. Know that we are thinking of you during this most difficult time. Love you Rosie Amaral Pereira and family.
Sandra Toolin (Whelan) - 06/13/2019
Jean, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so much fun to be around. Growing up in our neighborhood with her in our lives was very special. She will be missed.
Betty (Matera) DeOliveira - 06/13/2019
So sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. I will always remember her beautiful smile! May God comfort you on your loss. Hold on to the good memories❤
Bob & Ruth Batchelor - 06/14/2019
We express our sympathy on the loss of your Mother Virginia. Both of us had the privilege of the longevity of our parents . May you always cherish the memories that you have of them, to sustain you through this time and into the future. God’s blessings and love.
Rachel Silva - 06/14/2019
Jean, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You were always the light of her bright life. I also appreciated how she would make my Vava smile with her jokes. My sister and I still reminisce about funny things Auntie Virginia said.
And how Very Much she loved her brother, my Vavo. They are together again, and I hope that brings some solace to you too. Much love to you from this branch of our family tree.