Louis G. Silva

  • Born: July 31, 1930
  • Died: October 28, 2021
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375

Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON----Louis G Silva, 91, lifelong resident of Easton passed away Thursday, October 28th surrounded by his family.

He is recently predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jeanne V (Cole) Silva.

In his retirement he enjoyed his time with family and friends. He was an avid sports enthusiast; he enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Patriots and Golf.

Lou spent a lot of his free time camping, golfing, and traveling with his wife, whom he spent all his devoted time with. Holidays and family cookouts in the yard, cooking meat on the stick over his firepit, sitting in his screenhouse and watching the birds and chipmunks were his favorite pastime, as well as sitting in the garage to get his morning sunshine and watch the neighborhood that he had spent the last 63 years in.

He was everyone's friend and also won the most infectious laugh award in 1992. He was loved by many friends, neighbors, and family.

Born in Easton, son of Mary (Vieira) Silva of Easton and John G Silva, he was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School Class of 1949, where he was the class president for 4 years.

He served in the US Army, 28th Infantry Division in the Korean War, Germany and continued to serve until 1954 as Battalion Sergeant.

Lou attended Stonehill College and graduated in 1958 receiving his Bachelor's Degree. He continued his education graduating from Bridgewater State College receiving his Master's Degree in Education.

Retired Director of Welfare after 27 years of dedicated public service. He began his long career in public service in 1965 as the Director of Easton Welfare.

Lou was Commander and past Commander at the Veterans of Foreign War post 2547 Easton. He continued to dedicate his time, supporting his veteran brothers and sisters, by assuring flag placement on gravesites until he reached 90 years young. He was the past Grand Knight of the Easton Knights of Columbus.

Lou leaves behind his children, Louis Silva Jr of Easton, Diane M Silva of Easton, Patricia Allen Lornell of Sandwich, and Susan J Silva Peterson of Sagamore Beach, his much adoreded 11 Grandchildren, and 8 Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, mother, and father, he was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, John Silva Jr, Cecilia Baker, Natalie Taylor, Mary Gilman, and Albert D Silva. Also predeceased by his son-in-law Carl Peterson.

Private wake for Louis will be held at Kane Funeral Home, 605 Washington Street, Easton on Wednesday, November 3. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College 320 Washington Street, Easton followed by interment at South Easton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to Old Colony Hospice or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

This saddens me. I've known the Silva family for probably 50 years. Great family. Louis and Jeanne were an inspiration with their long life of love and friendship. They were a great example. To all the family my love and prayers. Know how much your family means to me and mine.

Posted by Jenny Senier - Bossier City, LA - Family Friend   November 08, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the family. Your Dad was an amazing man, with quite a history.
May he rest in peace with his beloved.

Posted by Linda & Chet Kosinski - North Easton, MA - Family Friend   November 02, 2021

I have fond memories of Mr. Silva as Sue's Dad and as a well respected part of this community. He was a staple at most town events . I always got a a big hello from Mr and Mrs Silva . Thank you for your service sir❤❤

Posted by Tina Fruzzetti-Legare - Easton, MA - Family Friend   November 02, 2021

Sending deepest sympathy to all the Silva family - Lou was a wonderful friend to all. He will be missed by many. Now he is reunited with his love Jeanne❤

Posted by Janet Conlon - Buffalo Grove, IL - Family Friend   November 01, 2021

Diane, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family a this sad time! May the memories you cherish with your dad help to keep him alive forever inside you! Sending prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family! I will always remember him standing very proud at all the parades in Easton! So very sorry for your loss!

Posted by Michelle Sims - South Easton, MA - Friend   November 01, 2021

So sorry to hear of Louie's passing. He and Jean were always such a positive couple. I am sure they are happy to be reunited.

Posted by Paula CAMARA COLLINS - Shrewsbury, MA - Family Friend   November 01, 2021

I met Lou as a member of the Easton VFW post. I knew him to be kind and friendly. Always willing to help if he could. My condolences to his family.

Posted by Kenneth Bowman - Wareham, MA - Friend   November 01, 2021