Westborough – Mary (D”Elia) Silvestry, 86, a longtime Westborough resident, died peacefully Friday May 17, 2013 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Campus with her family at her side. Her husband of 48 years, Louis H. Silvestry, died in 1993.
She leaves a son, Alan Silvestry and his wife Janice of Westborough; a daughter, Luann Svelnis and her husband Robert of Grafton; her granddaughter, Ariel Twomey and her husband Dennis of Uxbridge; and her great-granddaughter, Ella Twomey of Uxbridge. She also leaves behind two sisters, Angelina Pepin and Lucy Hamilton, both of Worcester, and many nephews, nieces and close friends. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Alfred D”Elia, and two sisters, Rose Sachetto and Grace Ventresca.
Mary was born in Worcester, the daughter of Peter and Anna D”Elia, and was educated in the Worcester public school system. In her younger years, she was a lifeguard at Bell Pond and worked at the Coca Cola plant on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. She also worked for a short time at Fay Mountain Apple Orchard in Westborough.
Mary always believed her real work in life was raising her family. She knew how to have fun with her children. She could be seen ice skating at Lake Chauncey in Westborough or body surfing at Nauset Beach at Cape Cod. Mary continued this love of family into her later years when she took care of her granddaughter. It was not unusual to see her riding a bicycle with her granddaughter and other children in the neighborhood. She was a happy lady as long as there were people in her house.
Mary had a passion for cooking. Her skill in the kitchen was unsurpassed. Her neighbors can attest to her wonderful Italian dishes. She loved and understood the fabric of her neighborhood. As a younger woman, she watched out for everyone there and more recently, they watched out for her. She will be missed.
In respect to Mary's wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral services. A celebration of Mary's life will be held with family members and her close friends at a future date.