South Yarmouth - Joyce E. (Collette) Silva, 64, of Diane Ave., formerly of Southbridge, died Wednesday, April 8, in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA, following an illness.
Mrs. Silva was born in Southbridge, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Phyllis M. (Kathan) Collette. Her husband, William T. Silva, died in May 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Kim (Carmel), wife of Brian Kingman, of Chepachet, RI, and Tracie Lynn (Carmel), wife of Anthony Salviuolo, of Southbridge; five grandchildren, Joel, Joshua and Jesse Kingman of Chepatchet, RI, and Kellie and Nicholas Thomasian of Southbridge; four sisters, Judith, wife of Stanley Ropiak, of Sturbridge, Jacalyn, wife of Ronald Woolhouse, of Sturbridge, Phyllis "Penny" Ethier, of Southbridge, and Susan, wife of Wayne Rushlow, of Rochdale; and many nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Silva worked for many years as a kitchen designer at E. F. Winslow Design Studios in Yarmouth, MA, retiring due to her illness. She very much enjoyed creating living spaces that complimented each client's individual preferences and needs. Some of Joyce's design work was featured in the "Home Remodeling Cape Cod & The Islands Magazine". Joyce was a 1962 graduate of Southbridge High School. She was a member of the Uxbridge Church of the Nazarene in Uxbridge, MA.
Mrs. Silva's funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 14, at 10 AM in Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy St., Southbridge. Burial will immediately follow at St. Anne's Cemetery, Sturbridge, MA. Calling hours will be Monday, April 13, from 5 - 8 PM at the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the VNA Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA. www.sansoucyfuneral.com
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