Waterford - Edward David Silva, 69, formerly of New London, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2018.
He was born in Derby, on Oct. 25,1948, the son of Lorea Carpenter Silva and Edward Silva.
Edward attended Lee Academy in Pittsfield, Mass., and was a boilermaker of the Local 237 for 32 years when he happily decided to retire in 2004.
He lived in New London for many years and enjoyed boating, fishing, and catching some sun at Ocean Beach. He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He looked forward to spending time with his grandkids and spoiling them as much as he could.
Edward will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He will always be remembered as a "Loving Grampy."
He is survived by his two daughters, Rebecca Stefanelli, and husband Gerald Stefanelli, of East Lyme, and Rachel Branch, and husband Ricky Branch, of Uncasville; three grandchildren, Anthony Stefanelli and Calla Stefanelli of East Lyme, and Madison Branch of Uncasville; four siblings, Lorea Spath of Niantic, William Silva of Preston, Kelly Duncan of Preston, and Melissa Silva of Boston. He is also survived by his former wife and lifelong friend, Annaliesa Radomski of Waterford.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. There will be a graveside service with his ashes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, in Union Cemetery. Condolences may be shared on Mr. Silva's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com