Licerio J. Silva

  • Born: January 3, 1961
  • Died: November 21, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Licerio J. Silva, 59, of Stoughton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday November 21, 2020. Licerio was born in Santa Cruz, Flores, Azores. He along with his family immigrated to America in January 1971, ultimately residing in Stoughton. Mr. Silva was a custodian at Temple Sinai in Sharon for ten years. He loved his job at Temple Sinai and he equally loved the community. There he made everlasting friendships and where he met what he affectionately called his second family. Licerio enjoyed fishing, all animals especially his cats, chickens and ducks. He was happiest though being with his beloved family under the grapevine having lighthearted conversations and sharing a good laugh. Licerio was an easy-going man who cherished his time with his family especially during the holidays. To him no one was more special than his granddaughter Bella Silva. The mention of her name made his eyes light up. She was his little girl.

Mr. Silva is survived by his parents, Jose and Maria (Jorge) Silva and his children Kevin Silva and Diana Silva all of Stoughton. He is survived by his siblings: Lucia Freitas and her husband Jose of Somerville, Joseph Silva of Stoughton and Vera Coughlan and her husband Joe of Dighton. He was the grandfather of Bella Silva and the uncle of Victor Freitas, Jessica Ventura and her husband Danny, Mark Freitas, Dylan Silva, Julia Silva, Courtney Brown and her husband Tim and by his Godson the late David Freitas.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services are private. A private Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church with interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Licerio's memory may be made to Dana Farber Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I miss you everyday, Dad. I love you so much. Until we meet again...

Posted by Diana Silva - Stoughton, MA - Daughter   February 19, 2021

Licerio was an incredibly sweet person.

Posted by Joseph Meszler - Sharon, MA - Friend   December 13, 2020

My condolences and prayers to the Silva family,gone too soon,may his soul rest in peace.

Posted by Julia Rrsendes - Stoughton, MA   December 04, 2020

My Godfather, my partner in crime. I hope you can hear me when I talk to you although I'll never be able to tell you enough how much you mean to me. I pray one day my children will have an uncle like you so they get to experience even an ounce of the fun and mischief we've gotten into. I hope you know how much better my life was with you in it. You pushed me to go to nursing school when I thought I wasn't ready, you trusted me when I didn't trust myself. You made sure everyone within an earshot knew, I wasn't just a nurse, I was YOUR nurse. And you'll forever be my favorite patient ❤ You showed kindness and love to everyone, stranger or not. I wish I could hear your laugh one more time. Thank you for hanging on as long as you did, get some rest ❤

Love, your juju bean ❤

Posted by Julia Silva - Family   December 03, 2020

Jewish tradition (Pirke Avot) teaches that we should "greet every person cheerfully' and that was certainly Licerio's way in all his years at Temple Sinai. My deep condolences to his family and all who loved him. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by Julie Zupan - Sharon, MA   December 03, 2020

they say time heals all wounds.. not sure if i believe that or not but i guess ill find out later on, as i read some of these posts from others it brings tears to my eyes of how spot on they are about you.. i know these last few months were really tough on you so i truly hope you are at peace now and not hurting any more, i know little while back you tried to prepare me for this by laying it out on the table and not holding anything back when telling me not to carry this pain or guilt with me since it would be me more than likely finding you passed away or being there during it seeing how i was always there with you those last few months but every time i close my eyes i see your face and your eyes starring back at me and holding on to my arm like you were scared and wanted me to do something but i couldn't... i did nothing because i didn't know what to do.. even tho chances are there was nothing i could have done but im left with seeing your face and looking into your eyes as i close mine everyday and now you are no longer here with me..i'm so very sorry i love you dad i hope your up there fishing and relaxing with all your cats you loved so much ill see you later

Posted by kevin silva - stoughton, MA - Son   November 30, 2020

My condolences to the Silva family. I worked many years with Licerio at C.F. and he always had a smile and we had many laughs together. He was a true nice man and friend. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Scott Redden - East Taunton, MA - Friend   November 29, 2020

Our condolences to the whole Silva family. Licerio was so kind and helpful to us at Temple. You could always get a smile from him and a helping hand when you needed it. Even when he was sick, he stayed with us as long as he could, and we looked forward to seeing him. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Susan & Rich Slater - Sharon, MA - Friend   November 28, 2020

Licerio and I got to know each other through my Temple. We just connected, as friends through my running the Temple gift shop for many years, family events, and such so I spent a lot of time there. Always kind, helpful, just a great person. We talked about so many things. We were driving through town, one day with the kids, when we saw Licerio, outside his home, course we were excited to see him, and had to stop to say hi. He was that special. To his family, we are sorry for your loss. That saying , some people make the world a better place, just by being in it,' applies to Licerio. He made a difference through his caring and kindness.

Posted by Carol Dickerman - Sharon, MA - Friend   November 28, 2020

My condolences to the entire Silva family. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may memories ease your pain at this difficult time. Rest in peace Licerio.

Posted by Maria Pimentel - Stoughton, MA   November 26, 2020

Rest in peace my friend

Posted by carlos Henriques - Stoughton, MA - Friend   November 26, 2020

My Cousin, I will always remember your kindness, your smile and your laugh.
You're probably looking down from heaven up above, sending out smiles with days of sunshine and showers of love.

Posted by Paul Silva - Stoughton, MA - Family   November 26, 2020

Dylan Julia and Courtney , i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle. May he Rest In Peace
With love from your Aunt Kayla

Posted by Kayla Nowell - Saugus, MA - family   November 26, 2020


My sweet brother I love you and will miss you forever.

Posted by Vera Coughlan - Dighton, MA - Sister   November 26, 2020

Rest in peace Licerio. You are an amazing man, father and grandfather. You treated everyone with kindness. You would treat everyone like family, and people you just met felt like they knew you for years. Even during your battles you stayed positive and smiled. I will miss your loving bear hugs, the kind that made you feel put back together and loved. It was an honor and a true pleasure to be a witness to your legacy.

Posted by Laura MacKay - Somerset, MA - Family Friend   November 25, 2020


Love you Licerio it's going to be hard without you God has bigger plans and needed you Rest in peace and it's never Goodbye it's ill see you soon Love you, Bro.

Posted by joseph silva - stoughton, MA - Brother   November 25, 2020

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