Obituary for Rebecca A. (Souza) Silva – Hathaway Funeral Homes

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ROCHESTER-Rebecca A. (Souza) Silva, 57, of Rochester passed away peacefully at home after a long period of physically debilitating illnesses.  She was the wife of the late Christopher M. Silva.
Born in New Bedford, daughter of Pastor Henry F. Souza and Sandra J. (Pereira) Souza of Rochester, she was a graduate of Old Colony Vocational High School in Rochester where she lived most of her life.  She was a lifelong member of the Long Plain Baptist Church.
Although she was somewhat restricted physically she still led a very active and productive life.  Rebecca worked at Island Terrace Nursing Home and later volunteered at the Rochester and Fairhaven Senior Centers.  She enjoyed working on arts and crafts.
Survivors include her parents;  a sister, Jennifer Davis of Rochester and her children, Caleb, Jacob and Hannah;  a brother, Zachary Souza and his wife Erica of Rochester and their children, Weston, Ellis and Hazel;  an aunt, Lorraine LePage of Fairhaven;  an uncle Richard Souza of Fairhaven and several cousins.  Rebecca was the sister in law of the late Mark Davis. She was also the granddaughter of the late Ximenes and Marie Pereira, and the late Frank and Mary Souza.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 9-11am in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven with a service at 11am.  Interment will follow in Center Cemetery, Rochester.  For memorial register or facility directions please visit,
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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