George Silva

  • Born: April 13, 1925
  • Died: July 19, 2019
  • Location: Stoughton

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

George Silva, 94, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Copley at Stoughton Nursing Home in Stoughton, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Irene P. (Frates) Silva. Born and raised in Taunton, he was a graduate of Taunton High School. Mr. Silva was a WW II Veteran of the US Army and served for over 3 years, including spending almost 2 years in the European Theater. While serving in Germany, he participated in the Battle of Remagen and the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge, a pivotal battle that shortened the war in Europe. He was Honorably Discharged in April of 1946. He was a longtime resident of Stoughton, previously living in Brockton for over 20 years. Mr. Silva was the owner of A&W Root Beer in Stoughton and also the Carvel Ice Cream Shop in Brockton for many years. He retired in 1994. An avid golfer, he was a member of the D. W. Field Park Golf Course and was also a member of the VFW in Stoughton. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Silva was the father of Deborah A. Fustolo and her husband Joseph, Paula J. Bertram and her husband James, all of Stoughton, Rodney G. Silva and his wife Beverly of Taunton and the late Kevin P. Silva. He was the brother of the late Alice Ayers, Norma Silva and Gilbert Silva. He was the grandfather of James Keding, Joseph J. Fustolo, Jani M. Leahy, Timothy Bertram, Kaitlyn Bertram and Nicholas Bertram. He is also survived by 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. James Church, 560 Page St., Stoughton on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10 AM. Visiting Hours Omitted. Interment will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Taunton. Donations in George's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, POB 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Stoughton. Obituary and guestbook at


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sad to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and love to you all.

Posted by Barbara MacDonald - Canton, MA   August 02, 2019

Our condolences to the entire family of Mr. Silva. Thank you for your service in our country's time of need. May your family and friends find the comfort and peace within each other to endure this period of sorrow. May you Rest in Peace, eternally.

Posted by Patty & joe Frank - Fayetteville, TN - Family Friend   July 31, 2019

My condolences to all family members may God rest is soul

Posted by Daniel Almas - TAUNTON, MA - Coworker   July 25, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    July 23, 2019

Mr. Silva,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II fighting the Germans in Europe in 1944-45-especially at Remagen in March of 1945 where the U.S. Army got the only intact bridge over the Rhine River. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   July 23, 2019

George Silva was my godfather and uncle whom which I highly respected and looked up to as a role model. I have not seen George in many years however his affect on me has been great and lasting.

Posted by Dave Silva - San Pedro, CA - Family   July 21, 2019

Mr Silva was kind and thoughtful man . He loved his Boston sports teams.We lose another great member of the Greatest Generation .My condolences to his family . May he rest in peace .

Posted by Jack McClellan - Canton, MA - Friend   July 20, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire family. He will be missed. but never forgotten.

Posted by Noel Costa - GOLD CANYON, AZ - Friend   July 20, 2019

My condolences to the Fustolo and Silva families. Grampy will be missed...especially at the cookouts where he was the best toaster and shot giver ever. Salud Sir.

Posted by Deb Williams - S. Easton, MA - Family Friend   July 20, 2019

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