The Nahant American Legion Post 215 raises the US Marine Corps Service Flag in honor of Vietnam Era Veteran Robert "Bob" Silva.
The Nahant American Legion Post 215 Officers and Members wish to express their deepest condolences to Auxiliary Member Peggy Silva and Family on their loss.
Robert A. “Bob” Silva, age 73, of Nahant, died peacefully at his home on Monday, October 12, 2020.
He was the husband of Margaret “Peggy” (O’Leary) Silva, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Anthony and Lucy (Carr) Silva. He had lived in Nahant for the past 48 years.
Bob was a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, class of 1965 and St. Anselm College, class of 1969. He received his MBA from Indiana University in 1972. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. Bob worked as a management consultant for many years until his retirement.
An avid supporter of St. Anselm College, Bob cherished the many friendships he made, which spanned over 50 years. He enjoyed golfing regularly with his friends at Kelley Greens. He also enjoyed skiing at Sunday River and was a regular beach walker at both Lynn Beach and East Point in Nahant. He was skilled at creating beautiful stained glass artwork. He also enjoyed extensive travel. Bob had a fierce loyalty to his many friends from all walks of life. His family was most important to him. He was dedicated to his parents and three younger brothers and adored his wife, children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children; Julie O’Neil and her husband Michael of Marblehead and Jason Silva and his wife Nicole of Weddington, NC; his grandchildren; Avery and Connor O’Neil and Hallie, Peyton and Andrew Silva; three brothers, Anthony Silva and his wife Kathie of Epping, NH, Jack Silva of Newburyport and Tom Silva and his wife Catherine of Nahant; as well as his brother-in-law, Tim O’Leary and many nieces and nephews.
His visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-7PM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St (Rt 1A), Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and are expected to adhere to the guidelines of the Commonwealth of MA and the CDC, which limits the visitation at the funeral home to 40 people at a time.
His funeral mass which must be family only due to Covid restrictions will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Friday at 10:30 am.
Those who would like may join the family at Greenlawn Cemetery following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Anselm College, Class of 1969 Fund, c/o St. Anselm College Office of College Advancement, 100 St. Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH 03102.