Joseph Paul Silveira

June 1947 – November 2011

Visitation on Friday, November, 18th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Allen Mortuary; Memorial on Saturday, November 19th, 11:00am at Monte Vista Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Westside Ministries, P.O. Box 354, Turlock CA 95381.


  1. Joe was an example to me of what a husband and father should be to his family. I’ve witnessed the love, dedication and commitment first hand and hope to be the father and husband to my family that he was to his. This legacy of values goes all the way down
    through his family and I see those same qualities in his sons and grandkids. Heaven has just taken home another angel.

  2. Dear Carla and family: There are no words to express my sorrow over the loss of your wonderful Joe. I have so enjoyed getting to meet you and your family and I want you to know that you have all enriched my life. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily
    and do not hesitate to call me if there is anything I can do for you! Your Friend Michelle Best Western Plus Kennewick Inn

  3. Dear Carla and family My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I had tremendous respect and affection for Joe. He was a role model for professionalism and ethics, as well as a champion of loyalty and the family. I was honoured to have worked with
    him for the time I did. My sincerest condolences on your loss.

  4. I have worked with joe for many years. He will be missed. My family and I want to share our condolences during this difficult time.

  5. I know Joe and Carla from many years ago. I had the pleasure of getting to know them over a couple of years in Kennewick, wa at a hotel I worked at. Joe was an amazing person and both him and Carla had such a positive impact on my life. My thoughts and
    prayers are with Carla and their family. Merissa Marquez

  6. I worked for Joe only a few years but he was a major part in my life. We always had talks about life and he was like a 2nd grandpa to me with his advice and wisdom. I wish I could make it tomorrow to pay my respects. I thought of Joe and others at FMS
    all the time and looked forward to seeing him again when I came back. My prayers are with Joes family and all that were close to him.

  7. I did not know Joe personally. I met him once many years ago and I spoke with him on the phone on a few occasions. I know that this man had a heart of gold. He helped many families and touched many lives at the school where I work. Through his unselfish
    and unhesitating willingness to help others, he has made a profound impact on my life. He has touched me deeply along with so many others. What a wonderful man.

  8. Carla and family, we are so saddened and shocked to hear of Joe’s passing, truly broken hearted. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Over the years Joe gave me a lot of grief about calling him my “favorite” cousin, saying I called all my cousin’s that
    (which I did). But Joe knew the truth, that he really was my favorite. As an older cousin he was always a role model, stepping in to help his family after the passing of his father, Uncle Joe; serving two tours of duty in Vietnam Nam – he was a true war hero,
    and working hard to put himself through college and provide for his young family. We enjoyed his visits when he was busy getting settled in Durham at the beginning of his career. He was a good and honorable man. Both Merle and I feel proud to have had him
    in our family, and are honored to have known him. We feel blessed to have had him our lives as long as we did. Merle and Toni Pearson

  9. Joe was a wonderful and fair person I worked with him over 25 years and he will be sincerely missed. I will keep the family in my heart and prayers. With my sincerest regrets, Brenda Hansen Paramount Farms

  10. It is hard to believe Joe is no longer with us. He was a very special man. He was both a boss and a father figure to me. I consider the time I was able to work with him very special. He constantly challenged me to go past my comfort zone and he was the
    first one to congratulate me on a job well done. He was always supportive and there to listen and he treated all of his employees like family. While we might think his time on earth was too short I am comforted to know he will be helping others in heaven with
    his kind supportive words and nature. Carla and sons, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were all blessed to get to have Joe in our lives.

  11. Carla & kids, We are so very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing, he has been an amazing customer of ours for years and years and it breaks our hearts to read about such amazing people leaving this earth…He was always happy and in a good mood whenever
    he came on or called and we will always remember him that way. Please know that we will always be a friend whenever you need because that is exactly how Joe was. May God comfort you during this most difficult time and know when the times of sadness come, he
    will always be with you…Much love, Sanders Meat family.

  12. Carla, Family, and the FMS staff: I wish to express my sincere condolensces to you all from everyone at Cliffstar/Cott Beverages. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I fondly remember Joe as a man of great integrity, honesty, and considered him a
    friend. He will be truly missed.

  13. To the Silveira Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Joe was a true leader in the business world earning the respect of those he met. He was also a giving person to those in need and less fortunate. It has been an honor
    being a part of “his team” in Wisconsin for the past 16 years.

  14. Carla,words cannot express the sorrow in my heart of the loss of Joe. I know that God is looking over you and your family at this time to give you comfort in the coming times. Heart felt wishes from Linda and Henry

  15. Carla and family, so sorry for your loss. I’m sure you don’t remember me but Joe “thumper”, Dave Harmon, Eric Grenbaeux, Pete Linbeck and and a few others hung around together in 1970 at MJC. they used to laugh and call themselves the VET CLUB. Joe was
    a wonderful man and my prayers go out to you all during this difficult time.

  16. Carla, Joe’s smile and laugh will be deeply missed by the Heppner family. The fair won’t be the same without him sitting in his spot on the far left bleacher against the railing. All day he patiently waited for those kids to come through the sale one by
    one. What a blessing he has been to so many. Many kids have benefited because of his kind generous heart. We are truly sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for all of you.

  17. Carla: Turlock Valley Vettes give our Condolences to you and your family We were looking foward to you as new members at our club. You are invited to all of our function. Manuel

  18. Joe was a very special man, like a father figure to me. He always looked out for others, and I really enjoyed working for him. I had the opportunity to be chosen by him to go on a company trip to Los Vegas a few years ago. It meant a lot to me and I will
    never foreget that. He would always listen sincerely to any problems or concerns and make his own decisions. He was a great business man, but also had a big heart. This was his heart: He would always buy hogs and cows at the county fair and have them done
    up and bring the meat into the office and share with everyone, no one was ever left out. This time of year he would be getting the office staff ready to deliver Thanksgiving groceries to the less fortunate families of Turlock. Everyone pitched in, but he would
    always double it. I remember one lady who had her electricity turned off and he went back later and paid her bill. He also served our country during the vietnam war and he will always be a hero to me. He had a great sense of humor and lots of personality.
    “It’s a great day for a portagee” he would always say to me. I always missed him after I stopped working for him, and now I will miss him even more. Carla and family, my sincerest sympathies and prayers are coming your way, and if you EVER need anything….Ana

  19. Carla: I loved Joe’s smile and laugh when he came into our office. I loved talking to you both about your Maui trips. He will be truly missed. I pray that god comfort you all and guide you all through this difficult time.

  20. Dearest Carla and Sons, I’m at a loss for words and you and your Beloved Joe. As you both know that is very rare. In Business and Friendship Joe Silviera was a true gem! He served our Country Proudly and was so generous is sharing his humor during our
    nearly 20 years of working together. I just hear his voice on the phone saying, “Kathy, I need a ticket to Pasco, leaving next Monday in the morning.” Before reading todays paper, I was just thinking of you two while putting a steak knife in the block (your
    wedding gift from 2004); and how I needed to call you to have that dinner together that we’ve talked about for all these years. Darn it…I’m just so sorry for your loss. God has a great man by his side now! I love you and if I can be of any help, please call
    day or night 209.648.1306. Kathy Ray

  21. Joe was an incredible worker, father, friend and person. I have many great memories of working with Joe and sharing many laughs. He was always someone that you could reach out to for advice and guidance either on a professional level or on a personal level.
    I enjoyed working with Joe over the last 6 years. My thoughts and prayers are with Carla and his family.

  22. Dear Carla, I am sooooo sorry for your loss. Joe was so repected and admired. I always enjoyed working with the both of you because it never felt like work. I will pray for peace for you and your family.

  23. I have nothing but fond memories of Joe. He was like a dad, well, older brother to me and I have always had the utmost respect for him as owner/president of FMS, and my love for him is that for a true friend. I will miss him. Carla and family, my heart
    and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time.

  24. My sincere and deepest condolences go out to Joes family in there time of great loss. Joe was a highly respected colleague of my late fathers and on meeting Joe myself I know why.

  25. From everyone in Wisconsin, with utmost respect, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to Carla and the family. Joe was our boss and he also was our friend. We will miss his humor, guidance and leadership. He will be missed by all.

  26. Carla, my sincere condolences during this difficult time. It was always a pleasure seeing him in the office and catching up with his latest travels.

  27. Carla and Family, I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. Joe was a unique individual: dedicated, principled and generous. He could be a tough negotiator, but he had a sense of humor and never took himself too seriously. I was privileged
    to work with him and learn from him during my years at HAIG. Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers, Julie

  28. Turlock has lost a very caring and supportive man. Joe was always willing to assist kids at the fair and whatever he was asked to do. I had the pleasure of having Joe as a customer and friend and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to Carla and
    family. Joe will be deeply missed by a lot of people.

  29. To Joe’s Family: We are very saddened to hear of Joe’s passing as he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May our Lord give you comfort and peace. Lee and Jean Eastland

  30. Joe has been such a big part of life for nearly 30 years. He was more than a friend, a boss, a mentor, he was family to me. I will miss him deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love, Dorothy

  31. Where do I start? Joe was a very special person to me. He was a friend and a boss but most of all he was family. He was always there with his open door policy whether it was personal or business. He touched so many lives. God has taken him home and we
    will miss him terribly. May His love help get you through this most difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

  32. We will miss Joe very much. He has been a part of our company for over 20 years. Our prayers are with the family, friends and associates at this very difficult time. Scott, Jim, Dennis, Karlene, Gloria and Dulce.

  33. Carla….it really saddens me to hear about Joe. I loved working for him and always felt he was a friend along with a boss. He served his country well and had a great sense of humor. I will truly miss him. My prayers go out to you and your family during
    this time. Please take care.

  34. May God grant you peace in that Joe is at His side. Thanks to God for Joe’s life and faith. My sincere condolences to the family and his colleagues

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