Somerville Remembering Richard J. ”Rick” Silva

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Richard J. ”Rick” Silva on his passing.

Rick Silva was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.

SILVA, Richard J. ”Rick”-Of Chelsea, formerly of Everett, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on September 16th, 2021, at 70 years old. Born in Somerville, he was the beloved son of the late Charles Silva and the late Margaret Silva-Newton. Loving and devoted husband of Catherine A. (Whipple) Silva. Loving father of Melissa Silva and Lori Ann Perkins. Loving brother of Karen Silva, and Chuck Silva and his wife Nancy. Cherished grandfather of Christian and Nathan Delgado. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Richard was an Everett Police Officer for 33 years prior to his retirement and was a US Army Vietnam War veteran. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, Sept 23rd, at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10 am. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Services will conclude with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In Richard’s memory, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease Foundation @ For directions and online guestbook please visit

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