TO: Lawrence Quintal and staff @ Silva Funeral Home
We, the family of Maria Lurdes Chaves wish to express our deep, sincere, heartfelt appreciation to Larry, his lovely wife Christine and staff for their professional, compassionate, kind manner in which our dear mother was cared for in her final journey, as well as we the children who were grieving and adrift with emotions. Larry, with his extremely well-mannered, charming personality guided us through the funeral process with patience and understanding.
We would also like to commend Larry for his endearing gesture incorporating the great grand-children in such a delicate situation!
Here's to you Larry...an ice-coffee toast!
With warm affection and everlasting gratitude,
Joe, Vivian and Ann-Marie
It’s hard to find the right words to convey our sense of gratitude, but I’m going to give it a try.
Please accept our sincere thanks for everything you did for us as we prepared for my father’s wake and funeral. You were a source of calm at a time when my mother, sister and I felt vulnerable and fragile. We appreciate your willingness to honor our requests to have an unconventional wake in the church, and allow me to give my dad’s eulogy. Your help with his birth certificate was also greatly appreciated. All of those things were very important to us, thank you for seeing them through.
Most importantly, we want to thank you for your kindness…all of the small things did not go unnoticed. The many reassuring texts and phone calls, the special Portuguese prayer, your thoughtful care of the wooden cross and my dad’s personal belongings were so meaningful.
You will be remembered by our family as an absolute professional with care for grieving families that is genuine.
The family of E. Cabral.
The care you have shown towards my mom’s eternal rest was so appreciated. We will always remember you.
I couldn’t have done it without you. You made everything so wonderful.
You made a very difficult time in our lives so much easier with your tenderness and professionalism .
My family and I wanted to thank you and your staff for the phenomenal service for my brother Kevin. My parents were so happy with everything. O’Connell Family.
It takes a special person like you to care so much as you do. Your kindness meant more to us than you will ever know. God bless you and your family.
I cannot thank you enough for all of your support and guidance in planning the services for my aunts Mia and Aida. You made an incredibly trying time so much easier. Your warmth and professionalism are so very appreciated by my entire family, and your staff was wonderful.
Ferreira & Andrade families
Thank you for sharing your time and wisdom with us on Friday. It was refreshing and positive and all the extra things you did will never be forgotten.
Thank you a million times for all you have done for us, Silva Funeral Home has always been number 1 in my book. Everything was just perfect, classy and top grade. Your professional contribution was heartwarming. We hope you always have great success in your life.
Family of H. Alden
I am Still receiving compliments on the amazing job you did for my Harvey.
Chrissy, Thank you so much for making a very difficult process so seamless and easy. Your kind heart and generosity does not go unnoticed and has made a world of a difference to our family. Thank you for the wonderful prayer cards, you gave us such a wonderful memory
Silva Funeral Home did such a good job with my mom’s services. This was such a sad time for us and they helped us beyond our expectations. Larry added such beautiful touches that during this sad time he was able to bring beauty out of it. They are great caring and compassionate people and we are glad we chose them.
Larry and staff-
Thank you for all you did in making the arrangements for my sister's services as smooth as possible. You relieved a lot of stress and anxiety off of my family's shoulders during such trying times. You were nothing less than respectful, professional, compassionate, and understanding. Our family is very grateful for you and the rest of the employees at Silva's Funeral Home.
Sincerely, the family of Melissa Kay Woodward
Larry, I just want to thank you for all you do. Since the first moments we spoke, you have gone above and beyond to help me and my family. You have made such a difficult time, so much easier. I appreciate you and I believe your funeral home will be blessed because of you. I pray that in this time of a pandemic, people begin to have a heart for people like you do. Thank you again. Keeping you and your family in prayer.
Kim H., the family of Pearlie Greene
The Almeida family would like to thank you for your exceptional service during this difficult time .. Your professionalism and paying attention to little detail meant the world to us in a time we needed it the most. You made everything go so smoothly and made the man who did everything for our family look amazing and healthy just the way we wanted to remember him. Thank you thank you thank you a million times.
Dear Larry, I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your staff for your care and compassion during the recent loss of my Godmother Maria Carreiro. During this very difficult and sorrowful time it was not only helpful but reassuring to have you help guide me through this overwhelming process. My Godmothers wishes were to have a simple service and you were there to provide that and also for her son Johnnie, who we lost almost 3 years ago, with some heartfelt words and offer of remembrance to everyone that were gathered. Thank you for everything Larry from the bottom of my heart . Julie Rhames
Dear Richard , Larry and the entire staff of Silva Funeral Home, Thank You! Thank you for being so incredibly kind and supportive during the most difficult time of our life. You are all wonderful. The service and treatment was beyond excellent.
To the staff of Silva Funeral Home, many thanks for the warm and comfortable send off for Beryl Costa. Another thank you for all you did for John Moore, Your the best!
Our family expresses our heartfelt appreciation of your professionalism, the class of your staff and a wonderful tribute to our father.
The family of Mr. Jose Ferreira
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the attention and care you provided to our family. Our mother Ana was honored with such beautiful services, thanks for your help. with such a large family, you accommodated us and understood the importance of involving everyone in our mother and grandmother's services. We truly felt we were able to celebrate her life on those day's and thank you for guiding us through it.
With much appreciation, the family of Ana Freitas.
Christine & Staff
I want to thank you for the experience that we had with all of your staff. They could not have been more accommodating and were so helpful in every aspect of the day.
Whether it was helping us set up, filling Olivia’s necklace so she had it for the service, storing some things for us, or getting us waters and snacks when we needed them, each and everyone of your employees was perfect. They made the day so much better. Honestly we could not have asked for a better experience all around. From everything that your staff did to my daughter’s incredible eulogy, the day was wonderful. You should be very proud of the staff you have there!
In addition, thank you for the priest that you selected for us. He was excellent in every way. You would never know that he did not know who Marsha was. He was funny but also very poignant in what he said.
Finally, I want to personally thank you for your pleasant demeanor and easy attitude that made the experience so much nicer. You are definitely in the right line of work. We appreciate all that you did for us.
The family of Mrs. Marsha Nevens
Larry & Staff,
Our family would like to thank you so much for providing our baby Anthony with a beautiful service and for the limousine transportation. Our family will always be grateful for your generosity and kindness. Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts our family appreciates the thoughtfulness . Our twin Adam is still in the hospital but is doing well.
Your friends, Jessica & Bryan.
Dear Larry, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your care and compassion during the recent loss of my father Al. During these difficult and sorrowful times it was helpful and reassuring to have you help guide my family through the process. My dads wishes were to have a simple graveside service and you were there to provide some heartfelt words and offer comfort to everyone that were gathered. Thank you for everything Larry . Sharon Southworth Pontbriand
Gloria, Sandy and Kathryn wish to express our thanks for all you did for our aunt's funeral. None of us has ever experienced the attention to every detail and the sincere concern for the family which you showed us. We wish you and Chrissy could have joined us at the hall after her funeral. Every person remarked on what a nice funeral she had.
Thank you, your friends, the family of Louise Cabral.
We couldn't have been more pleased with the way Larry, Christine, Amy, Richard and the staff of Silva Funeral Home handled my nephew's service. They made this difficult process a smooth one. Their level of professionalism, consideration and attention to details during this devastating time were impressive. They made sure his brothers had a special role. Larry knowing that I was the first to hold him in the delivery room and how close we were, he arranged for me to ride in the hearse, so that I could be near him all the way and up to his resting place. You gave me a special opportunity that I will always cherish. Thank you all. My family family already knew you ran a classy operation, and we have received so many compliments on what a lovely service it was. I would highly recommend Silva Funeral Home.
Larry and Christine and all the ushers and ladies were so professional. They made our unfortunate experience so seamless covering all the details right through to the beautiful thank you cards. I would highly recommend The Silva Funeral home.
Dear Larry & Staff,
We want to thank you so very much on your professionalism, your sympathy, your care and gentle way of taking care of our mother. The way that you had her grandchildren be part of their grandmothers funeral was very special and touching to us. Thank you so very much.
The family of Maria Manuela (Moitoso) Cunha.
Mr. Richard Snyder, thank you and the Silva Staff for the funeral arrangements for Isabel Costa. The staff was so caring and thoughtful during this difficult time. We appreciate all the attention you paid to all the details and being so considerate with our needs.
The Andrade & Costa Families
this funeral home is absolutely beautiful. with historical background to it, it still gives you the cozy home feeling. the staff at Silva Funeral Home couldn't have been any better. from the day of my fathers passing, Larry was right there. dealing with such a hard time, they showed caring and love to be there in support for us all. without their support this would have been a much more difficult process to go through. the staff are the nicest people you will meet and will go out of there way to answer questions, or even to give you an ear to vent to or shoulder to cry on, people who you would truly want as friends. we could not have asked for better services, everything was perfect. Larry truly keeps his word and will keep you notified of anything and is on top of anything you will ask for. professionalism, kindness, friendship, at its finest. can not thank you all enough for what you all did. again thank you!
Thank you for giving our mother (Evelyn Walton) a beautiful service. The Special touch and your thoughtfulness meant so much to our family.
The Walton Family
You made a very difficult time in our lives so much easier with your tenderness and professionalism. We can't thank you enough. We would also like to thank your staff for the phenomenal service provided for my brother Kevin. My parents were so happy with everything.
I cannot thank you enough for all of your support and guidance in planning the services for my aunts Mia and Aida. You made an incredibly trying time much easier. Your warmth, flexibility and professionalism are so very appreciated by the entire family. Your entire staff was wonderful.
With much gratitude,
Ferreira & Andrade Family.
Larry, our entire family wanted to thank you for the care and guidance you showed to our family. You made a very difficult time easier and we can't express how appreciative we all are.
The family of the late Edward Perry
I want to say you’re amazing at what you do. You were so patient, kind and willing to help us in any way during the overwhelming task of planning dad's funeral.Thank you seems like such a simple phrase for what the Silva staff did, but especially what you did to help me and my family through such a sad and difficult time in having to say goodbye to our sweet dad.
I appreciate all of your help and thank you.
The family of Mr. LaMountain
Amy and Staff,
Thank you so much for all your guidance during such a difficult time. Your compassion and caring way helped ease our pain knowing our dad was being well taken care of.
We can't thank you enough.
The family of Mr. Manuel Sylvia
Dear Larry, on behalf of myself and my family we want to thank you on how beautiful mom looked, and for making this sad event as smooth as possible. I can not thank you enough for your patience and understanding. Please let Amy know that we loved the song How Great by Carrie Underwood, it was perfect, along with the song you played after it. It was very sweet how you placed a flower in the casket with my little grand daughter. Thank you again for your kindness and thoughtfulness., the family of Mary Davis.
Dear Larry and Staff,
We would like to thank you for the wonderful work that you and your staff did for the recent funeral for our mom. Your expertise, talent and compassion was felt and greatly appreciated during this most difficult time. God bless you and your staff for all that you do.
Fondly, The Wojcik Family.
To the Staff of the Silva Funeral Home,
I would like to thank all of you for the professional and caring services that were provided to our family. Please extend our gratitude to the clergy as well. We are so appreciative of your compassion in what you do. Sharon's tribute and celebration of life was a difficult task for us of which your staff guided us through flawlessly. may God continue to bless you as you continue to help others go through such hard transitions. You definitely deserve a five star rating and we were so fortunate to have you there for us., The family of the late Sharon R. Easter
Words cannot express how grateful I am for your services. You treated my family as if you have known us forever. The compassion and understanding by everyone there made it so much easier. To be professional and yet make us feel like family is amazing. Everything about my husband's services was beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better family to handle his services. I especially want to thank Richard and Larry for being there for my every need. Thank you again and you will forever be a friend.
God Bless You All,
Dear, Amy, Chrissy & Larry,
Thank you so much for all your work in giving Butch a beautiful funeral. He is now at peace with his wife where he has wanted to be for the past 18 years, and Larry thanks for being so kind to our little Sammy.
The family of the late Butch Ferreira.
Larry, thank you for making this difficult time easier, and thank you for what you did for our children. you and Christine are amazing.
The family of Jonathan Santos
Richard, We can't thank you enough for your genuine concern for making the final goodbye for our dad a memorable one. Your compassion was felt and your professionalism was truly noticed and well received. Thank you for praying for my son Jack, He is on the mend.
The family of Mr.William DeLuca, Sr.
Thank you all so very much for the beautiful funeral service. From the first moment we walked into the funeral home to the end we felt cared for, thank you all,
The family of Wayne Barlow
What seems like a small deal to most is a huge deal to me , I appreciate the swiftness and kindness you displayed in fixing my father's head stone, it looks amazing.
You have made the worst day of my life more bearable. I appreciate everything that you did for us....your concern when i needed so much help was so caring and kind
. Thank you so very much.
Bill, you picked someone just as good as you were.
Oh, and one more thing, Latty.......the banjo was a great surprise.
Thank you for everything.
Richard, we can't thank you enough for your genuine concern about making the final goodbye for our dad a memorable one. Your compassion was felt and your professionalism was truly noticed and well received.
The family of William James DeLuca, Sr.
Dear Larry, Chrissy, Amy and Richard,
I just wanted to send you a thank you for all you and your staff did for us during this difficult time. You and your staff are the most comforting people I have ever met, you certainly put us at ease knowing our wonderful Fred was in great hands.
You are all so professional but most importantly so sincere and also take such pride in what you do and it certainly shows. From planning to the burial there isn't one thing that wasn't perfect! I know it is your profession but you are certainly the finest Funeral Homes that I have ever had to work with.
I wish you all the best both professionally and most of all personally.
Thank you again, The Family of Fred Patterson.
Sadly I have had to rely on Larry Quintal for many years from grandparents to most recently my husband, my brother in law, and my dad. Over the years Larry has become a dear friend of mine. His professionalism and his level of compassion is like no other. Also when my husband passed I had the pleasure of dealing with his wife Chrissy. When a family is going through this difficult time especially when it is so unexpected you don’t know where to turn or what to do first. The Quintal’s have a very special way of helping a family through this and making sure every detail is taken care of. Even though you may be experiencing a very difficult time the stresses of making sure your loved one is taken care of and given a proper burial has always been the Quintal’s priotity! I am forever greatful to have had the pleasure of dealing with not only fantastic funeral directors but also made two fantastic friends! There are not enough words to express my gratitude over the years.
I would like to share with you the wonderful experience my mother and I had while attending the services of a dear friend.
I arrived at your funeral home with my aging mother so she could say goodbye to her very best friend. As we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted by three very polite gentlemen. (Please note that I am aware this is part of your service.) Two of the men immediately came over and opened the doors for us. As I reached in the back seat to remove my mother’s cane the third man Larry immediately came over and very professionally took charge. He politely asked if we would prefer to use the elevator. He graciously informed us that since we were attending the church service and cemetery he would have us follow him in the lead car so my mother would not have a far walk. I could not believe we were being treated so kindly. I thanked him and he assisted us to the elevator and up to the main floor.
Throughout the remainder of the services he could not have been more accommodating and kind. All of the gentleman spent a great deal of time making sure we were comfortable and informed us each step of the way.
As we arrived at the cemetery Larry brought a chair over for my mother while another gentleman opened an umbrella for her to use as shade. At the end of the service Larry came to my mother and handed her a white rose. A small gesture that meant so very much to her. She had a little something to hold on to as she said her final goodbyes.
I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the very kind, attentive and professional way we were treated. On a day that was very difficult for my mother, there men were so wonderful that it truly seemed to ease her woes.
Your staff is truly wonderful. Please let Larry and the others know how grateful I am for their kindness.
With much gratitude,
To Larry, Christine, and all those who worked during the Fernandes funeral, I want to thank you for the unbelievable service you did for her family. We were amazed at how you incorporated Alice’s grandchildren and great grandchildren ranging from 4 to 52 years old into the service. They felt so special and I was incredibly proud that they are my family. I thought I would remember my mothers funeral with sadness but now I will remember it with joy. The most beautiful part was watching the grandchildren and especially the great grandchildren surround her as you allowed each of them to place a little Remembrance or a flower in her coffin. Truly amazing and our entire family thanks you.
I would like to thank you and the staff of the Silva Funeral Home for you kindness and compassion during our family’s time of sadness. All you did to accommodate us was much appreciated.
The family of John DiIorio.
Just wanted to tell you that we appreciate everything you all did for our parents funerals. We are all impressed with the compassion and professionalism that was bestowed upon us. This was a difficult time for us that was made a lot easier for us by you and Larry as well as your staff.
We were so impressed at how our mother looked and was presented. That was beyond any of our imagination. It showed the care and respect that you showed her.
Thank you so much
Richard Carey and our family
Just wanted to express our deepest appreciation to you and your staff, especially to you. For your kindness, compassion and professionalism during this difficult time for our family.
The way you guided us in our decisions and answered our concerns and kept our family at peace and even making us laugh through our tears requires a special person. It really meant a lot to us.
Our mother received the beautiful funeral she deserved. She was a lovely soul who cared about others and their feelings like you have toward our family.
With much appreciation, The Medeiros family.
Thank you for all your help and kindness through this difficult time. We the children and family of Elaine Bushee appreciate all you and your associates have done.
God bless you.
On behalf of my family I want to express our deep appreciation and thanks for all your caring, support and assistance with our mother's funeral. You and your entire staff treated us with kindness, respect and genuine caring. We appreciated your suggestions and recommendations and at the same time, you always respected our wishes. So glad to see that the Silva tradition carries on.
Dear, Larry, Chrissy and Amy,
Thank you so much for making an awful time just a little easier for me.
You were all very professional and made me feel well cared for. You all did such a great job and we are forever grateful.
Andrea Hodge, sister of Kyle Caetano
Dear, Larry Amy and Christine,
Many heartfelt thanks for your service, professionalism and compassionate care during our time of loss.
I would personally like to express my thanks for you including me in so many intimate and special moments in Kyle's services. I will hold those memories dear forever, with gratitude,
Brendan Hodge, brother in law of Kyle Caetano.
We had nothing short of a positive experience with Silva Funeral Home. Dealing with a death and arrangements are difficult situations, but Larry made the process so much easier and stress-free. From the first meeting we had with him, to picking out details, to the day of services, Larry and the rest of the staff at Silva's were nothing short of amazing. Larry made sure to give us his undivided attention, sympathy and honesty when it came to things such as the prices and what is needed/not needed. He knew the appropriate times to offer condolences and when to joke around to lighten the mood a bit and make this process a little less heavy-hearted. Everyone at Silva Funeral Home was professional and excellent at communicating. The wake and funeral day flowed efficiently and smoothly and it was all thanks to the staff at Silva's. I would recommend them to absolutely everyone.
I attended a funeral this past week and at the graveside we were in freezing cold weather and I was so struck by the kindness and concern of Larry Who had chairs blankets already for the family to sit and be warm while they listen to the prayers of the church for their deceased loved one Larry always has a personal touch and I think that's why so many turn to him at the toughest times in their lives. God Bless you! Larry
On behalf of my dear friend Sharon Tweedy, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Larry and his amazing staff for taking care of her in her time of need. Her husbands passing came very unexpectedly and there was so many things to do that Larry and his staff helped us with all the arrangements in a very professional and courteous way. Every detail that Sharon wanted for her husband was met. For me personally, Larry would contact me with any questions so that Sharon could focus on her children at a time they needed her the most. Thank you Larry and your amazing staff for helping all of us get through this very difficult time.
I would like to deeply say thank you to Larry Quintal and the entire staff of the funeral home. They handled my grandmothers funeral and everything was perfect just the way she would have wanted it. When dealing with Larry I could not ask for a more caring person to carry out my grandmothers wishes. Although we were in sorrow the entire staff was extremely thoughtful and supportive throughout the entire process. Every step of the way any time I called with a question or concern they were always there very courteous and caring. Thank you so much for making a difficult time easier for us. Sincerely, Maria
On behalf of the Bairos family, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for your exceptional service during the planning and hosting of the wake and funeral for Antonio Bairos. Your compassion and professionalism during this past week helped our family get through this difficult time.
From the first meeting we had, you demonstrated compassion and a willingness to learn about Antonio's life. You took what you learned and used that information to honor his life and his passion for family, carpentry, and winemaking with your creative design of the sign-in book and the prayer cards.
We are especially grateful that you were able to make driving by the family home possible, even with the considerable road construction throughout Taunton. Your determination to make this happen meant a lot to our family, and it will not be forgotten.
We would gladly recommend your services to other family members and friends when the need arises.
Dear Larry & Staff,
We want to thank you so very much on your professionalism, your sympathy, your care and gentle way of taking care of our mother. The way that you had her grandchildren be part of her funeral was very special and touching to us. Thank you so very much.
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