Barbara A. (Haggerty) Silva


Barbara A. (Haggerty) Silva, 69, of Ticonderoga Drive, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at Kent Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Josephine (Busch) Haggerty, Sr. She was a retired respiratory therapist for 43 years for Roger Williams General Hospital. Barbara was a member of the William Shields Post #43 Auxiliary for 31 years and served as Department Auxiliary State President and National Auxiliary President. She was named Auxiliary Unit Member of the Year in 1995.

She was the loving mother of Karen M. Wheatman and her, husband Mark and Jeannine M. Tuvesson and her husband, Eric and the late JoAnn Silva; Nana of Samantha, Matthew, Rose and Nicholas; sister of Marie Parrish and the late Walter A. Haggerty, Jr., John “Jack” Haggerty and Margaret Keenan

Her funeral will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Church, Oakland Beach Ave. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the William Shields American Legion Post #43 Scholarship Fund, 662 West Shore Rd, Warwick, RI 02889 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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