Donald DaSilva, at 74, of Dartmouth, truck driver for over 50 years
Donald DaSilva of Dartmouth died Tuesday at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was 74.
He was born in New Bedford. He spent the majority of his life as a hard-working truck driver, long-hauling for over 50 years across the U.S. until retirement.
He was a master at woodworking and a classic car enthusiast, owning and rebuilding several cars, both new and old.
Mr. DaSilva was very opinionated, but was a social butterfly who could strike up a conversation with strangers no matter the setting or crowd.
He got frustrated with modern technology, asked questions during movies and slept during movies he didn’t like.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; two daughters, Lisa Morgan of Florida and Deborah Miller; a son, Chris Silva of Oklahoma; a grandson, Devin Silva of Germany; two granddaughters, Samantha Reynolds and Angela Delisle; and a greatgranddaughter, Brielle Delisle.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Name Church, New Bedford.
Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford.
Arrangements by Perry Funeral Home, New Bedford.