Adelaide S. "Ada" (Silva) Alves, 94

Mar 18, 2024
Adelaide S. "Ada" (Silva) Alves, 94, of New Bedford died March 14, 2024 at Sippican health Care Center surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John D. Alves.

Born in Worcester, the daughter of the late John A. and Hortense F. (Lima) Silva, she was raised in New York City and lived in Mattapoisett and New Bedford most of her life.

Ada was formerly employed as a jewelry maker while living in New York.  She later worked at Dartmouth Carpet Factory until her retirement.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts and needle point.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Victoria Duarte of New Bedford and Maria Alves of Mattapoisett; 5 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Kenneth Silva, Frances Torres and Rose Davey.

Her Funeral will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 4-7 PM.  For directions and guestbook, please visit