Newton, NH — Victor W. Silva, 77, longtime resident of Newton, N.H., went home to be with his Lord on Sunday morning, December 15, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Cambridge, Mass., on June 9, 1936, he was one of seven children of the late Domingos and Marion (Brown) da Silva. He attended North Reading High. After high school, he entered the military, proudly serving with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, from February 15, 1954, until his honorable discharge on October 16, 1957.
For many years, Mr. Silva was a repair technician, working in the arcade industry. For decades, he was also the owner of Newton Feed and Grain.
In addition to his devoted wife of 55 years, Jacqueline (Hildred) Silva, he is survived by five daughters and one son, Bonnie Silva and husband, Russ Barry, Vicki Nelson and husband, Troy, Holly Silva, Geraldine Palmer and husband, Timothy, Rhonda Ayers and husband, Phillip, and Shane Silva and wife, Trina; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He also is survived by two sisters, Rosalind Arsenault and Florence Forbes; and one brother, Ronald Silva; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends, all of whom will never forget the great impact he had on their lives.
He was predeceased by two sons, Richard and Barry Silva; and three siblings, Gerald Brown, Dominic Silva and Mary Ann Lipert.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 21, at 11 a.m., at the Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road, Derry, N.H. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Newton, will be private for the family. Donations in his memory may be made to Family Promise of NH. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, Mass.