November 27, 2013 David Branco Silva, 38, of Fall River, MA, passed away November 27th, at his home in Los Angeles, after a long battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband of Jennifer Green, he was born in Fall River, son of Claudio and Phyllis (Branco) Silva. Dave graduated from Bishop Connolly High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and political science from Yale, a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of London, an MBA from Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and a law degree from Stanford. He took great pride in his work as general counsel with Caruso Affiliated and had previously practiced law at the New York firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. David was a truly remarkable man by any measure, who will be remembered for his intellect, loyalty, strength of character, and humor. Besides his loving wife and parents, he is survived by his sister, Christene Silva, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His wonderful spirit, joy, and talents will be missed. Funeral Tuesday (12/10) at 8:00 AM from the Silva-Faria Funeral Home, 730 Bedford St., Fall River, followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church at 9:00 AM. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Calling hours Monday (12/9) 5-8 PM. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to the American Brain Tumor Foundation (866) 659-1030 (www.abta.org). www.silvafaria.com
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 7, 2013