Gene Silva

Gene A. Silva

July 7, 1958 - February 23, 2021
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Gene A. Silva, age 62, a lifetime Chelmsford resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Gene was the beloved husband of MaryAnn (Lynch) Silva, with whom he celebrated 42 years of marriage.

He was born in Woburn, MA on July 07, 1958 and was the son of the late Francis and Delcia (Horton) Silva.

Gene was a graduate of Nashoba Valley Technical High School with the class of 1977. During and after high school, he was employed for several years at Ferreira Towing in Chelmsford. He was then employed at the North Chelmsford Water District as an operator and eventually became Foreman. He recently retired after 37 years of service. Gene also owned and operated Silva Excavation for over 30 years, a family business inspired by his father. His son, David, will continue his legacy. He was a member of Stony Brook Fish and Game and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed his hunting trips, traveling, camping trips in the White Mountains and Old Orchard Beach. He most cherished the time he spent with his family, especially when he was co-hosting the annual Silva pig roast.

Gene is also survived by his son, David A. Silva and his fiancée Kristina Tavares of North Chelmsford, his daughter, Stacey J. Silva and her fiancé Chase Suddarth of Norwalk CT, his brothers; Joseph Silva and his wife Angie of Chelmsford and Francis Silva of Kittery, ME, his sisters; Donna Eastwood of Tyngsboro and Delcia DiPrimio of Hudson, NH. And several nieces and nephews. Gene was predeceased by his brothers, Tony, Eddie and Wayne, Sr., and his brother-in-law, Mickey Ryan. He will be greatly missed by all but especially Junior, Richard, John D., Nana, Kev, and Willy.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm in the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home.

Due to gathering limitations, his Funeral Services and Interment will be held this summer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Research for Pancreatic Cancer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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    March 4, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    March 4, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Linda L Julio

Posted at 10:02pm
Condolences to the Silva family; 47 years is a long time to hold onto friendships and it has been a lifetime of joy and love knowing the Silva's .Many many memories. I know Gene is up there with Eddie ,Tony, Wayne and there mom and dad watching over the family. Be at peace and pain free my friend and brother fly high with your brothers. Gonna miss your smiling face love ya


Pamela Kenney

Posted at 09:30am
I am sorry sorry to hear about the passing of Gene , our family grew up with the Silva family when we where young and have a lot of great memories with all of them, please take care ,love and prayers to all , Pamela Kenney

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