Of Revere. Passed away surrounded by his family on September 13, 2023, at the age of 77. Born in Boston on March 25, 1946, to the late John J. Silva Sr. and Julia (Vacca). Beloved husband of the late Arlene (Kelly). He was the loving partner of 17 years to Stephanie DeRosa of Revere. Devoted father of Michelle Silva-Reed of Revere, and John J. Silva III and his life partner Holly Luck of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Natalie and Nathan Reed. Dear brother of Robert Silva and his life partner Jeanise Bertrand of Revere.
John was a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Army Reserves of Massachusetts. He was a teacher for 40 years at the Winthrop Middle School and a Professor at Cambridge College for 30 years. John was a life member of the Association of the First Corps of Cadets and a member of the Sons of Italy Renaissance Lodge.
A Funeral Mass was held at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere on Thursday, September 21, 2023. A Visitation was held on Wednesday at the Buonfiglio Funeral Home. Interment with military honors was held at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in John’s name can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St, Revere, MA 02151 or to First Corps of Cadets Fund c/o the Treasurer, 227 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116.