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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday January 14th, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday January 14th, 2017

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Mell Anthoney Silva

Mell Anthoney Silva, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:23 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on March 24, 1952 in Hilo, HI the Son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Carvalho) Silva. He married Debbie Jean Durbin on November 16, 1974 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on August 31, 2016. Mell worked as an electrician at Meadow Manor skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and he later was a machine operator at GSI.

Surviving are his Sons: Anthoney Thomas (Kelly) Silva of Lafayette, LA; Christopher (Jaime) Silva of Kincaid, IL; Daughters: Noelani Mae (Ronald) Sheffield of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Larissa “Lacey”, Sierra and Zaksimus Silva; Anthoney (Kelly), Hailey, Hope and Chloe (Chris), Danielle, Feylin, Isaac, Dante, Isis, Tegan, Jack, Yazlynn, Dominick (Noelani); Parents: Bernard and Elizabeth (Cavalleo) Silva; Brothers: Robert Pihi, Phillip and James Silva all of Hawaii; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Mother: Dolores Pihi and Grandson Dominick Sheffield, Brother Gary Silva.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I would like to send my condolences to the family. I knew Mel whe he worked at Meijer SUpercenter. I worked with him in the frozen food depatment. He was hardworking individual and did everything that was asked to be done . HE will be greatly missed.

Jason Carter Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on January 10, 2017

We extend our deepest sympathy and compassion to the Silva family in this time of sadness. It is difficult to express our feelings in words when we lose a Mt View classmate. Our hearts are filled with much Aloha and warm remembrances of our friend Mell. Mt View Elem and Inter School, Class of 1967

Expression of Sympathy Jan 10 2017 12:00 AM

To a nice man and a loving Father and Grandfather who will be missed.

Donna Lee Jan 9 2017 12:00 AM