Edmund L. Silvia, 79, of Martin Street passed away Monday January 4, 2016 at the Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of the late Veronica L. (Amaral) Silvia to whom he was married for 52 years. Born in Cape Cod he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Lema) Silvia. Mr. Silvia was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a purchaser for Power Service Inc., for over 30 years. He was a coach for the VFW Senior League and an avid Red Sox Fan. He leaves one daughter, Kerri Silvia and her husband Joe Luis of East Providence, two sons, Christopher and Michael Silvia both of East Providence, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Louis and Arthur Silvia. His funeral will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday 4-8.