Richard L. “Dicky” Silva

Richard L. “Dicky” Silva, 68, of Marion, died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Beverlyn (Bessette) Silva.

Born in Marion, the son of the late Louis R. & Catherine P. (Youngson) Silva, Mr. Silva was a lifelong resident. Mr. Silva was caretaker for the Trumbull Estate in Marion for 40 years.

Mr. Silva was a Vietnam veteran serving two tours of duty in the U.S. Air Force.  He enjoyed sports, especially golf.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rachelle “Shelley” Erickson and Grayson E. Bessette Silva both of Marion; three sisters, Nancy J. Silva of Marion, Roberta L. Nelson of Dartmouth and Patricia A. Melody of New Bedford; three grandchildren, Catherine R., Emily J. and Parker S. Erickson all of Marion.

His funeral service will be held on Wed., August 7, 2013 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Little Neck Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 – 9 at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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