John Silva

Died: 2015-05-31
Resided in: Danvers, MA
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John Silva, of Danvers and Winter Haven, FL passed away on May 31th, 2015. He was born on March 9th, 1927 in Danvers to Portuguese immigrants Theodore Q. and Collota Silva (Souza). Raised in Danvers, predeceased by his five siblings, William, Adeline, Olive, Anthony and Esabella. John leaves behind wife Lucille Silva (Pelletier) married 67 years. Five children; Richard Silva, of Maine and wife Andrea, Marsha Harmony of Florida, Janet Gallagher of Beverly and husband Bob, Judy Miles of Beverly and husband Jim and Terri Sheppard of Danvers. Also survived grand children; Christopher Silva, Paxton Silva, Jennifer Hudak, Joseph Miles, Ariel Woods and Kali Sheppard. John also had three great grand children.

John worked at Portsmouth Navy Yard before opening several automotive businesses on the North Shore. Retired from Allstate Insurance in 1984. John and Lucille travelled the 50 states in their mobile home over the years. John also enjoyed playing pool & achieved several gold medals in the Senior Olympic Games in Florida where he resided for many years.

If you would like to make a contribution, please do so at: Care Dimensions of the North Shore. 75 Sylvan St, B-102, Danvers MA 01923.

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What a wonderful guy this world has lost I've know he my whole life I'm going to miss him so much, I'm sorry for your loss terry & family
With sincerest sympathy for the loss of your father. Bonnie & Brian Woods and family
With deepest sympathy to all the Silva's. I have fond memories of Uncle John: The swimming pool and backyard parties. The gazebo they enjoyed that the wind once blew away. How about that crazy beach buggy that we drove all around the neighborhood? And when we went to visit, he'd have the race cars on TV. I miss his jolly demeanor that made everyone feel welcome. And when he wanted a flag pole so he could fly an American flag . . . of all the things someone might want, that was what he wanted . . . and it tells a lot about who he was. To my Uncle John, may you find race cars, cook-outs, motorhomes, campgrounds, . . . and an American flag . . . in the ever after. Lee Pelletier
Grampy, You are an incredible Grandfather and I was a very lucky girl to be your granddaughter. I have such amazing memories of our summers spent in your pool, playing volleyball on your perfectly manicured lawn, or taking the RV out for a long vacation. One of my favorite trips we took was when you and Grammy brought Joe and me to the caverns in Pennsylvania. We packed so many excursions into that road trip. I loved visiting you at your home away from home down in Florida and getting a quick round of golf in with you. i loved watching the Red Sox or talking about the Red Sox with you, (Go Jose!), and I can even tolerate Nascar at times! I'm so thankful for all the smiles and laughter we shared together. I am so proud of your service to our country, and I loved hearing the stories you shared, though not often, of the time you served and what an amazing sacrifice your brothers made. Your cars were a thing of beauty always, even the "Lexus". You put so much pride into them, even when we may have thought the car covers were silly, you made sure to get them on. I am amazed and very proud of all your accomplishments as a pool player! I have to say, it wasn't fun to get hustled by you. Thank you for owning the gas station that my parents me and fell in love at. Thank you for always supporting us in our sports or school events. Your smile and encouraging words were always something we looked for on the sidelines. There are so many more little things that make you so specially you, and those are the things that I already miss so much Thank you for living a full, happy life. Thank you for loving me the best way a Grampy can. I love you! -"Jennifuhhh"
Our deepest condolences to the Silva Clan. RIP Johnny Mobile Glenn and Joanne Melanson
Thank you everyone so far, I am so glad you have so many memories - I wish I had more, but I do have some... Corvettes, my dune buggy, working at the garage wiping headlights, driving a stick for the first time with my mom around the neighborhood, mom did terrible. I got the truck! Having towed an ice cream truck that broke down, me and my friends got to have all the ice cream! We had a Coke refrigerator we used to shake the cokes and blast them in the backyard..the best one is when he was having the big shed built I really thought it was for a horse for me! At the time I was hoping I was getting a horse and he said this is the only horse your getting, it was a construction one for wood to lie on...
Terri and all of the Silva family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember your dad well. He was a good man with a wonderful family. Praying for your peace. Barb Sheppard
You'll always be mr.silva to me you were my other dad and I'll never forget you May you rest in peace.... Terri nichols
Terri , Kali and family- we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and grandfather. We are thinking about you at this sad time. Nanci Pelletier and family.
To the Silva family, I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. I didn't know him well but he was friends with my mother, Patricia McNulty. In fact, he taught my mother how to drive a car back in the day. May your memories bring you comfort in this difficult times. Sincerely, Theresa (McNulty) Lucchesi.
Terri, Ariel, Kali and the Silva family, we are so very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful man, neighbor and friend. We have a lot of wonderful memories of you and your family. God Bless you all during this difficult time. Sending all our caring thoughts and prayers to you. Jack and Altie Nichols
Terri and Ariel and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Though I did not know your Dad/Granddad, I know how much he meant to you, and how much you will miss him. If there is anything we can do, please just ask. With sincere sympathy, Ruth and John Sentas
My Uncle John was not just an uncle but a wonderful friend to my parents, my siblings and I. As neighbors we saw one another frequently and I remember some really fun (sometimes crazy) times hanging around by the pool. These memories will be with me forever. I will miss Uncle John very much. Steve Pelletier
Dear Terri, Ariel, and family; We're so sorry to hear about your loss. John was a great guy with a big heart. We will never forget those fun summers at the pool with John ("Gramp"). Love you guys. Our deepest sympathies are with you. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers, Lisa, Jessica, and Patrick Woods
To The Silva Family We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad/Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you! Hugs and Kisses! Remember to think of the good times and smile. He was quite the joker and he would want you all to laugh!!( We will pray for your Mom during these trying times also) Love to all Sue, Mark, Megan, Samantha, and Zackary
Our deepest condolences and love to all the Silva Family. John was a great neighbor and friend for many, many years. Great summers enjoying the pool, the memories will last forever. May you rest in peace John. Nancy and Jim McGinnity & Family.
So safddened to hear about the loss of your Dad, Terri.
Hearing the news of "Grampy"'s passing brings much sorrow. Embraced as another honorary grandchild, I have many fond memories, especially around the house and pool in summer. Always filled with laughter and always with a big hug and smile. My thoughts are with you all, my extended family! Much love, thought and prayers, Heather (McGinness)Carley
My Sincere Sympathy. Uncle John will be missed.... Love, Vickie
John was such an incredible part of Danvers history. I can't imagine what growing up and not having the garage on Rte 1 would have been like for me. Personally I have so many memories of the garage, days spent there and of course John. Johns now off to another adventure and I am sure he will enjoy it Lisa and I are thinking of you all. Warren

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