Fernando J. Silveira, 69 of Lawrence Drive, East Providence passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria C. (Dutra) Silveira. He was born in Praia do Norte, Faial, Azores a son of the late Joao J. and Ana V. (Faria) Silveira. Mr. Silveira was a fork truck operator for American Insulated Wire for many years before he retired. He was a member of the Brightridge Club and a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Ida D. Vargas and her husband Joseph of South Carolina, one son, Steve D. Silveira and his wife Jeanna of New Hampshire, one sister, Ana Peixoto of East Providence, two brothers, Francisco Silveira of East Providence and Manuel Silveira of Faial and two grandchildren, Matthew and Jacob. He was the brother of the late Antonio J. Silveira, Maria V. Silveira and Emilia S. Peixoto. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Church, North Carpenter Street. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 5-7.