George J. Silva

January 9th, 2013

George J. Silva, age 79, of Wilmington, died peacefully with his family
at his side, on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the Winchester Hospital.

George was born on January 14, 1933, the dear son of the late Anthony
and Philomena (Pacheco) Silva.  George was raised and educated in
Cambridge, MA, and a graduate of Cambridge Latin High School.

George married Dolores E. Amaro, his sweetheart, on June 22, 1957.  The
couple resided in Wilmington, and had a wonderful son who was the light
of his life.  Family was everything to George. He was devoted  to his
wife and son and he was a wonderful grandfather who loved to play with
his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  George was also a loving
uncle to many nieces and nephews.  He opened his home and his heart to
them and their friends.

Prior to retiring, George was a data processor and controller for
Cambridge Gas and Electric Company which later became NSTAR.  George
was a dedicated employee for many years, hardworking, and friendly.

In his spare time, George liked to entertain family and friends. He was
a whiz at crossword puzzles, he liked to go for long walks, travel, get
his “scratch tickets” at Sunrise Market, and he enjoyed a good piece of

George will be remembered as a hard worker.   He was kind, caring,
giving, friendly, and most of all, very devoted to his family and
extended family who will miss him dearly

George was the beloved husband of Dolores E. (Amaro) Silva, devoted
father of Richard “Rick” Silva of Wilmington and Florida, loving
grandfather of John Richard Silva and his wife Rebecca and Melissa Jean
Silva, great-grandfather of Rodolfo Silva, Katelynn and Andrew Silva,
father-in-law of Patricia E. Silva of Florida, dear son of the late
Anthony and Philomena Silva, brother of Donald Silva and his wife Kathy
formerly of Arlington, Lorraine Gibbons and her husband Leo of
Haverhill and Florida, the late Arthur Correia, Albert Correia, Helen
Haley, Alice Burke, Anthony Silva, and Walter Silva, brother in law of
Margaret Silva of Everett, Rosa and Edward Sadowski and John and
Phyllis Amaro all of Wilmington.  George is also survived by many
loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187
Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, January 12th at 8:00
a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street
(Rte. 38), Wilmington at 9:00 a.m.  Interment took place in the family
lot at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.  Memorial donations in George’s
name may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road
#400,  Waltham, MA 02451.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “George J. Silva”

  1. Karen Armata says:

    I send my prayers to you and your family. I so loved our years at Woburn Street School. I wish you peace.

  2. Patti Meehan says:

    Dolores, Rick, and Family,

    My sincere condolences. George and I had many happy conversations while I waited for Rebecca’s bus. I enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace.

  3. Joanne Peavey says:

    Dolores, Ricky, Patti, Johnny and Melissa,

    I am so sad to hear that George has passed away. I have so many happy memories of times I have spent with your family over the years. I will be keeping you all in my prayers as you go through this very difficult time. God bless you all. Love, Joanne

  4. Ann Pinkham says:


    I’m so sorry to hear of George’s passing.
    My sincere condolences go to you, Rick and your entire family.
    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at
    this very difficult time.

  5. Chaplain Cynthia Chancholo says:


    I was saddened to learn about the passing of your beloved husband. Know that I am thinking about you and praying for the whole family from many miles away and wish I could be with you on Friday and Saturday. I am sending along a big hug!

    Blessings from your 2nd grade student,

  6. Richard Correia, Janet Gore says:

    Aunt Dolores, Cousin Rick. We are so saddened to lose Uncle George. We will never forget his kind heart, loving spirit and good nature. He will be in our thoughts and prayers always.

    Nephew Rich and Niece Janet

  7. Anita (Rosa) Gleason says:

    I was sorry to read about George, I know that it is awful for you, and especially awful for his adopted Amaro family. Wilmington, as we knew it, is passing into the age of “long ago”.What a wonderful group of neighbors we had, and they are all getting back by one. Can you see that Wilmington reunion???? God be with you all.

    Anita Rosa

  8. Matt Miller says:

    Dear Dolores, Rick, and Family,
    I just learned today (Sunday) of George’s death, and immediately lost myself in a flood of happy memories of our days working together on The Friends of Austin Prep. I’m confident that Lu and Fr. Smith were on hand to welcome George into paradise! George was a wonderful man, and I will always recall him with gratitude and affection. May he rest in eternal joy.
    Matt Miller (Austin Prep)

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