, Salem, MA

May 2, 2013

Francisco Santos Silva, 71

Peabody — Francisco Santos Silva, 71, beloved husband of Etelvina (Lima) Silva of Peabody, died peacefully on Tuesday evening April 30, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following a brief illness.

Born in Graciosa, Azores, Portugal, he was the son of the late Joao Silva Sousa DaSilva and Maria Isabel Santos. He lived in Graciosa for 39 years. He moved to Peabody in 1980 where he lived for 33 years.

Mr. Silva worked in the leather industry with Masino Leather, Cut-Rite Leather, and Salem Suede, before retiring.

He loved gardening and was devoted to his family, his faith, and especially his grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Etelvina (Lima) Silva of Peabody; a son, Elio DaSilva of Peabody; a grandson, Mason A. DaSilva of Peabody; four sisters, Crisolina Machado of Peabody, Madalena Silva of Canada, Delminda Neves of the Azores, and Natalia of the Azores; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death, by sisters, Lourdes Gil, Rosa Arrude, and Zulmira Machado.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 8 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Peabody. A visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Please visit for on-line obituary and to sign condolences.