Norman Alvin Silva Sr, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 21, 2023 at Kent County Memorial Hospital.
Norman was the husband of Janice D. Silva (Cote), for 64 years. Father to Laura Kowal (Richard), Norman Jr. (Patricia) and Denise McGuirk (David). A devoted grandfather, Norm was affectionately referred to as “Tata” by Jessica, Shelby (Mark), Jack, Matthew, and Joshua. He was brother to Donald, brother-in-law to Patricia, uncle to two nieces and three nephews, and great-uncle to many. He was predeceased by his older brother Frederick. He was the son of the late Frederick and Edna (Boyd) Silva. Norm was a beloved cousin of Barbara (Vincent) Pyle and her late husband Norman, and Paul and Cathy Vincent.
He was an avid reader (often saying “once you start, you can’t stop”) and he continued to read until his final days, particularly historical non-fiction.