Ralph R. Silva, Jr., Esq., 92, of Mattapoisett died October 27, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center after a brief illness.
Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Ralph R. Silva and Elizabeth Higgins, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life.
Atty. Silva was employed by Massachusetts Public Defenders Committee for over 20 years until his retirement.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his 2 sons, Jonathan Silva of Marion and Christopher Silva of Martha’s Vineyard; a daughter, Wendy Leclair of Marion; a brother, Dexter Silva of Hopkinton, MA; 2 granddaughters, Jacqueline Leclair and Nicole DiLima; and a great-grandson, Harrison.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 30th from 6-8:30 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Suite 304 Waltham, MA 02452. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.