Bernice B. Silva
LOWELL Bernice B. (Graham) Silva, 76, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Fairhaven Healthcare Center after a long illness with breast cancer. She was the widow of the late Joseph F. Silva who passed away in 1993.
A daughter of the late Thomas and the late Alice (Bartlett) Graham, she was born March 4, 1938, in Hampstead, NH.
Mrs. Silva made her home in the Francis Gate Housing Complex where she had many good friends. For fourteen years, she was a volunteer with the Lowell Senior Center where she also had many good friends. She loved playing Bingo, going to Foxwoods, playing Keno and the Lottery, and was an avid horse racing fan.
She is survived by her son, Bart Silva and his wife, Brenda, of Lowell; her daughter, Nanci Cook of Tyngsboro; her grandchildren, Nicole Barry and her husband, Jonathan, Kaleigh Silva, Krystal Silva, Joseph Silva, Jimmy Cook, and Chelsea Cook; her great grandchildren, Anthony Figaroa, Brooke Barry, and Savannah Spaualding; her two sisters, Bette Martin and her husband, Jackie, and Susan Duce and her husband, Tom; her best friend of forty years Doreen Tanguay; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Scott Silva who passed away in 2002.
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN HER FUNERAL PROCESSION ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816, BETWEEN 11 AND 11:30 A.M. HER FUNERAL PRAYERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. PATRICK CEMETERY AT 12 NOON, FOLLOWED BY BURIAL. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS IN HER MEMORY MAY BE MADE TO THE SUSAN G KOMEN FUND, P.O. BOX 650309, DALLAS, TX, 75265-0309. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM