Francis Handy Silveria

Francis Handy Silveria, 74, of Mattapoisett passed away on Saturday June 18 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford due to cerebrovascular complications.

He was born on February 5 1948 to Francis E. and Elona M. “Dolly” (Smith) Silveria of Mattapoisett.

Francis lived a happy life alongside his wife, Jacqueline (Gagne) Silveria (deceased), their two children, Shane Silveria (deceased) and Sherrie Fortini, and his five grandchildren, Nicholas Silveria, Derrick Silveria, Kelsie Silveria, Makenzie Gagne and Matthew Gagne. He is also survived by his longtime friend, Pauline Charbonneau; his dear nephew, Robert Silveira; his siblings, Nancy Olsen and Timothy Silveira; and other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his other siblings, Dorothy Gaspar, Allen Silveira, Clifford Silveira, Charles Silveira, and Sally Scudellari.

Francis worked as an operating engineer with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 4 for more than 30 years. When he was not working, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and driving his Corvette, which was his pride and joy.

At his request, Francis will be cremated and a private burial will be held in Cushing Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit

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