Richard DaSilva, 79

Feb 6, 2023

MARION – Richard B. DaSilva, 79, of Marion died Friday, February 3, 2023 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jean (Rogers) DaSilva.

Born in Wareham, Mr. DaSilva was the son of the late Henrique and Laura (Barros) DaSilva. Mr. DaSilva was a lifelong resident of Marion and was well known in the area, especially in his Point Road neighborhood. He worked as maintenance engineer for Johnson and Johnson in New Bedford for many years. After his retirement, he continued to work as a caretaker in Marion.

Mr. DaSilva was an avid collector, and his yard was always filled with good finds. His family and friends always looked forward to his annual pig roast at his home, and St. Anthony’s feast at the Point Road playground.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of Marion; his children, Richard DaSilva, Jr. of Southboro, Robin M. DaSilva of Marion, Ryan E. DaSilva and his wife Gina of Dartmouth, Rhea L. Ford and her husband Willie of Marion and Jeremy K. Bunch of Greensboro (N.C.); his siblings, Elizabeth Mendes of Canton, Shirley Downing of N. Dartmouth, and Harry B. DaSilva of Marion; his grandchildren, Shanice M. Lea and her husband Ryan, Sydney R. DaSilva, Mekei W. Ford, Baeley K. Ford, Brody J. DaSilva, and Tristen J. Bunch. He was predeceased by his siblings, the late Lillian Corbett, Dorothy Coleman, Henry DaSilva, Jr. and Edward Silva. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews and three godchildren.

His funeral will be from Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy. (Rt. 28), Wareham on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 94 High St., Wareham at 10 AM. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home.

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