Louise Silva was a validated American supercentenarian who died in 2015 at the age of 112. She was the longevity record holder for Rhode Island from 2015 to 2020.

Louise Silva was born as Louise Costello in Providence, Rhode Island, on 7 June 1903 to Italian immigrants. She was a sister, a wife, and a mother to a daughter. Two of her sisters lived to be nonagenarians, and her mother reached the age of 100. She began partaking in piano lessons at age 8, which propelled a lifelong love of music.

At 100, Silva proved resilient, overcoming a bout of pneumonia. She lived independently with her daughter until 104. Remarkably active, Silva even played the electric keyboard for her 108th birthday, fulfilling song requests. Her daughter fondly remembers Silva’s vivid childhood memories, including Buffalo Bill.

Following the 10 March 2014 death of Lillian Cardullo, Silva became Rhode Island’s oldest living person. Upon her own death, the title passed to 111-year-old Rubye Cox.

Louise Silva’s 108th Birthday

Silva died in a Cranston, Rhode Island nursing home on 23 May 2015 at the age of 111 years, 350 days.

Silva became the state longevity record holder for Rhode Island upon surpassing the age of Beatrice Lawson in April 2015. Her record was broken by Barbara Barton in September 2020.

LongeviQuest congratulates Louise Silva’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Mrs. Silva’s Directory Profile here.