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Antonio Da Silva, 53, longtime custodian at Hopkinton Middle School

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Obituaries

Antonio Da Silva

Antonio Da Silva

Antonio A. Da Silva, 53, passed away peacefully in Milford on Aug. 31, following a brief illness, surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born in Portugal on March 10, 1970, to the late Nicolau Nunes Da Silva and Celeste Martins Alves of Portugal. Antonio was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend whose vibrant life and generous heart will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Antonio’s journey to the United States began when he immigrated from Portugal to Framingham, eventually settling in Milford. His resilience and drive for a better life were evident in everything he did. Antonio was a dedicated employee at Hopkinton Middle School for many years, where his hard work and dedication were greatly appreciated.

A man of faith, Antonio was a devoted member of St. Mary Church, Milford. He also found community and camaraderie as a member of the Milford and Framingham Portuguese Clubs. His love for his native Portugal remained strong throughout his life, a love that he passed on to his children and those around him.

Antonio had a passion for soccer, especially Benfica, and his love for the sport was infectious. He also was a lover of the beach, where he found peace and joy in the rhythm of the waves. Antonio had a knack for bringing laughter and light into any room, a trait that endeared him to many.

Known for his generous heart, Antonio was always ready to lend a hand or offer a kind word. He was the unofficial family’s dog sitter, a role he thoroughly enjoyed. Most of all, Antonio loved his family. He cherished the time spent with them, especially watching his boys play soccer. It was clear that his family was his pride and joy.

Antonio is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Colleen D. Da Silva (Callinan); his mother, Celeste Martins Alves of Portugal and Milford; his sons, Michael A. Da Silva and fiancée Stephanie Brousseau of Milford, and Daniel T. Da Silva of Milford. He also leaves behind his siblings, Belchior Alves Da Silva and wife Celeste of Westborough, Manuel Alves Da Silva and wife Luisa of Milford, and Aldina Alves Jordan and husband Paul of Milford. Antonio also is survived by mother-in-law Lois Callinan of Mendon, brother-in-law Thomas Callinan and wife Rebecca of Clinton, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Antonio’s love for life was evident in his love for a great ice cream sundae, a simple pleasure that brought him immense joy. His love, laughter and kindness will be dearly missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him.

Antonio A. Da Silva’s life was a testament to the power of love, resilience and generosity. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, a dedicated father, a caring brother and a loyal friend. His legacy will live on in the lives of those he touched with his kindness, generosity and love. His spirit will forever be a guiding light for his family and friends, reminding us all to live with compassion, love and laughter.

Calling hours for Antonio will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 4-8 p.m. at Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress Street, Milford.

On Friday, Sept. 8, a funeral procession will be leaving the funeral home at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 17 Winter Street, Milford. Interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery, Milford.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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