Mary Barbara Silvia


Mary Barbara Silvia, 82, of Warwick died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Brentwood Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of James D. Silvia.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Harvey E. and Catherine M. (Spencer) Hicks. Barbara was employed as an Office Manager for over 25 years for Joseph Peletier, MD and Richard San Antonio, MD. She was a faithful communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and a longtime member of the Ladies of St. Anne. Barbara was also a secretary at St. Francis Elementary School and a volunteer of the Warwick School’s VOWS Program. Years ago, she volunteered at the Continental Little League and served as a Cub Scout Den Mother.

In addition to her beloved husband, Barbara is survived by her loving children: Kathleen M. Lawson, Michael J. Silvia, Timothy P. Silvia and Jamie M. Silvia; her siblings: Leonard H. Hicks, Pauline C. Taylor and Donna Jean Rose; eleven cherished grandchildren and a great-grandson. Barbara was the loving mother of the late Patrick J. Silvia and sister of the late: Ella M. Assalone, Ruth E. Yehle and Mary Ann Chalifoux.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. from the Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 596 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to: Brentwood Nursing Home Activity Fund, 4000 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.


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