Ernesto Paiva

March 20, 1945 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 74)
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Ernesto Paiva, age 74 of Taunton and Florida, passed away on April 14, 2019 at Morton Hospital.

He was the Beloved husband of Diamantina (Chaves) Paiva

Ernesto was born in Santa Maria, Azores, a son of the late Antonio and Maria (Soares) Paiva.

Before retirement, he was employed with Stride Rite and Alden Shoe Company as a shoemaker for many years. Ernesto was a Benfica Futbol fan, he enjoyed flea markets and yard sales, most of all he was a loving and caring person who was devoted to his family.

Besides his beloved wife Diamantina of over 48 years, he is survived by his loving children; Paulo Paiva of Taunton, Joana Soares, Antonio Paiva, both of Dighton, Emanuel Paiva of Bridgewater and Dina Mercado of FL, grandfather of 9 and brother of Antonio Paiva of Taunton, Manuel Paiva and Emilia Andrade both of Canada.

Mr. Paiva’s funeral with visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 8 am from the Silva Funeral Home 80 Broadway (at Saint Mary’s Square) Taunton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Jude the Apostle Church Whittenton St, Taunton. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery.

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