Daniel Silvia

Daniel Silvia, 74 of Seekonk, MA, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 5, 2020.  Despite many health issues throughout his life, Danny never complained.  He was an inspiration to us all.

He loved going to work everyday as a parts manager of Dunne Ford, Colony Ford and his retirement job in the parts department at Alturi Truck Sales.

He served his country as a diver on the submarine USS Sea Owl. He enjoyed fishing until his health no longer allowed.  He took fashion cues from no one.  His signature look was jeans with a plaid shirt, both winter and summer, and an old beat up pair of tassel loafers with the tassels cut off.  He was a guy who could fix anything.  He was loved by everyone who met him and never had a bad word to say about anyone.

His family was his life.  He rejoiced in the love of his wife, Deborah, daughter Heather Harrison, of Dighton, her husband Casey, daughter Danielle Poleo of Miami, her husband Jose, and his beloved grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Harrison, and twins Jack and Emma Poleo.

He was the son of Charles and Patricia Silvia and the brother of Diane Silvia.

He shared many wonderful memories with his in laws, Jo Ann and Carl Hytinen and John and Karen Lamberton and many nieces and nephews.

If you were looking for him, you could find him on his couch with a can of Busch beer, a bag of chips and some Hershey Kisses watching some history or nature program.

In his memory, please hug your family, tell them you love them and if you are so inclined enjoy a can of Busch or a Hershey Kiss.

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, his funeral service will be private.  His final resting place will be at the National Veteran’s Cemetery in Bourne, MA at a later date.


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Paul Andrade from North Providence wrote on July 23, 2020 at 1:04 am
It is with a heavy heart that I read this. I worked under Dan at Dunne Ford. He took me under his wing and showed me the ropes of how to manage a parts department. I took in all his knowledge and have now been a parts manager myself for the past 10 years. I will always be grateful of the confidence he had in me to succeed. He probably did not realize how much of an influence he was to me. He will always be one of the most influential people in my life. Thank you Dan and may you rest in peace.
Deb Byron from Foxborough wrote on June 9, 2020 at 9:43 pm
Thinking of Deb and her family with prayers of peace and comfort.
Meredith Michaluk from Orlando wrote on June 8, 2020 at 9:08 am
My condolences, Danielle & Family. Your Father can rest now & look over your beautiful family. 🙏🏼🌅
Paul Fields from Cranston wrote on June 8, 2020 at 8:12 am
I knew Danny for many years at Dunne Ford and Colony truck.A great guy to work with and share a few laughs.Rest in peace.
Al Augusta from Warwick wrote on June 8, 2020 at 7:57 am
My deepest condolences on the loss of your brother.
Stephanie Maguy from North Dighton wrote on June 8, 2020 at 12:39 am
Heather, Im so sorry about the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you and your family.
Karen Freitas from West Roxbury wrote on June 7, 2020 at 11:25 pm
Dear Danielle, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories. Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Linda Bigelow from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote on June 7, 2020 at 9:34 pm
Dear Deb and family, So very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Please accept our deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace in a place called Paradise. Sincerely, Linda and Bill Bigelow.
Terry Murphy from Bristol wrote on June 7, 2020 at 8:43 pm
Deb and Family, I was so saddened to read of Dan’s passing. My deepest sympathy goes to all of you. May he finally Rest In Peace. Love, Terry
Bill and Judy McDonnell from Warminster Pa. wrote on June 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm
Debbie we were very saddened to here of Danny's passing. We both have many happy memories of our time in rhode island and Uhaul with you both. God bless. Judy
Norma López Albizures from Lincoln wrote on June 7, 2020 at 7:51 pm
Dear Heather, my deepest condolences for you and family. May your father rest in peace.
ANN VORRO from MIDDLETOWN wrote on June 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm
DEAR DEB AND FAMILY so sorry for your loss--my thoughts and prayers are with you--may Danny r.i.p.
Jan Roelofs from Miami wrote on June 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Deb, I’m so sorry to hear this. Many deep condolences and sympathy. I know this sorrow and I hope to give you a big hug one day soon in Miami.
Celeste Sullivan from Rehoboth wrote on June 7, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories of him comfort you in the days ahead. Celeste, Ian and Sean Sullivan
Denise Kelly from Newport wrote on June 7, 2020 at 2:19 pm
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Our husbands sound like they were both given less than good health in their later life. My heart goes out to you I saw how devoted and caring you were. I always say “It’s a lucky man, who marries a nurse”. Love. Denise
James Bateson from ATTLEBORO wrote on June 7, 2020 at 12:54 pm
To all of Danny's family and fiends, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn Bigelow from Phoenix wrote on June 7, 2020 at 10:25 am
To Deborah and family My deepest sympathy to you all. RIP Danny.
Dale Desmarais from East Providence wrote on June 7, 2020 at 7:40 am
Dear Debbie and Family...I am sending my deepest sorrow to you all...May Danny rest in peace...prayers and thinking of you all
Gail DiCenzo Duarte from Riverside wrote on June 6, 2020 at 11:39 pm
To all the Silvia family, and especially you, Debbie, my most sincere sympathy on your loss. You always spoke of Daniel with great love. He is now at rest, home with the Lord. I pray you find strength and peace in all your fond memories of Daniel.
Jean Caddy from North Dighton wrote on June 6, 2020 at 8:28 pm
I only met Danny one time very briefly but after reading this about him I wish I would have known him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife who is a special friend of mine and to his entire family.