Well, almost 103. Doris M. (Dox) Silva, 102, Plympton’s recipient of the Boston Post Cane, passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 2020, nine days shy of her 103rd birthday.
Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.
Born in Boston in 1917 to Mary and Joseph Dox she grew up in Dorchester and was the oldest of five. She enlisted in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was stationed in Brooklyn, NY. After the war she re-enlisted in the United States Navy and served until 1957. She married Gabriel Silva of Provincetown that same year. They were married for 52 years.
Doris worked as an administrative assistant for a New York Life Insurance agent in Brockton for many years until she retired and moved to Plympton where she lived with her loving family. She was awarded the Boston Post Cane recognizing her as the oldest resident and veteran in the town. Her passions included her unique sense of style, knitting, quilting, summering in Provincetown, and being with friends and family.
Her secret to her long and full life was “never drink cheap Scotch”.
Her laugh and smile will be missed by her son, his wife, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She will always be an inspiration as a woman ahead of her time, never taking the conventional route, never backing down.
A visitation took place at the Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 373 Court St , North Plymouth, on Thursday, Oct. 8, followed by a service in the funeral home. Private burial will be at the Provincetown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family kindly asks for donations to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/
To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cartmelldavis.com