Licerio J. Silva, 59, of Stoughton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday November 21, 2020. Licerio was born in Santa Cruz, Flores, Azores. He along with his family immigrated to America in January 1971, ultimately residing in Stoughton. Mr. Silva was a custodian at Temple Sinai in Sharon for ten years. He loved his job at Temple Sinai and he equally loved the community. There he made everlasting friendships and where he met what he affectionately called his second family. Licerio enjoyed fishing, all animals especially his cats, chickens and ducks. He was happiest though being with his beloved family under the grapevine having lighthearted conversations and sharing a good laugh. Licerio was an easy-going man who cherished his time with his family especially during the holidays. To him no one was more special than his granddaughter Bella Silva. The mention of her name made his eyes light up. She was his little girl.
Mr. Silva is survived by his parents, Jose and Maria (Jorge) Silva and his children Kevin Silva and Diana Silva all of Stoughton. He is survived by his siblings: Lucia Freitas and her husband Jose of Somerville, Joseph Silva of Stoughton and Vera Coughlan and her husband Joe of Dighton. He was the grandfather of Bella Silva and the uncle of Victor Freitas, Jessica Ventura and her husband Danny, Mark Freitas, Dylan Silva, Julia Silva, Courtney Brown and her husband Tim and by his Godson the late David Freitas.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services are private. A private Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church with interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Licerio's memory may be made to Dana Farber Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.