Don­ald DaSilva, at 74, of Dart­mouth, truck driver for over 50 years

Boston Herald - - OBITUARIES -

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.

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