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Donald S. Silva

May 21, 1928 ~ November 10, 2020 (age 92)

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Danvers, MA- Donald S. Silva, 92 of Danvers, Massachusetts where he lived with his partner of 29 years, Janet M. Caswell, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Kaplan Family Hospice House.

Don was born on May 21, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts and was raised in Winthrop, Massachusetts by his parents, Benjamin F and Marguerite (Tacelli) Silva. He was predeceased by his wife of 25 years Audre (Rowe) Silva.

Don is survived by his partner, Janet M. Caswell, his brother Roger Silva, sister in law Mary Ann Silva, step-daughter Jillangelique Moxcey, grandchildren: Rhiannon (Rowland) Wolanek and her husband Andrew, Austin Rowe Bousley and his wife Emily, Audra Beth (Bousley) Pierce, Kristin Marie Tobin, Jillian Alyse Tobin, Kathryn (Tobin) Gatti and her husband Paul, Bryce Macomber and Sean Macomber. Don also has three great children that were the light of his life: Gavin and Gage Wolanek and Willow Pierce along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan (Silva) Kenney, his brother in law Richard Kenney and brother David Silva.

Don’s early school years were spent at the Saint Lazarus School in East Boston followed by Winthrop High School where he graduated in 1945. After graduation, he joined the Westinghouse work force in an office staff position, moving into the service department where he remained until retirement, making life long friends in the process.

Don developed passions as a young man that stayed with him through out life. He was passionate for cars, especially his 1934 Buick and his Corvette(s); sailing , whether it was during Race Week in the 1950’s or sailing for enjoyment with his friends later in life, but most of all, he was passionate about his family.

There was nothing more important than family. He loved being Papa, spending time and creating memories with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tractor rides, sailing, fishing, camp, woodworking, movie night and breakfast at Century House could be part of your time with Papa. And always there was a joke, a prank or a laugh to be had. He spoke about how perfect his house was to entertain, and entertain he did with the extended Thanksgiving open houses with his large extended family and the many friends that became part of his family by choice.

The family has been blessed by his presence. To honor his legacy and Don’s love of children, the family requests you consider making a donation to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org in lieu of flowers.

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