, Salem, MA

April 30, 2014

Mason Nicholas Silva, 1

Boston — Mason Nicholas Silva, loving son of Kevin and Alissa (Collins) Silva, passed peacefully in his mother's arms at Boston Children’s Hospital on April 28, 2014, 23 days after his first birthday, following a seven-month battle with leukemia.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Karen (Marengi) Collins of Salem and Richard Collins of Salem; his paternal grandparents, Nancy (Crosby) Silva and her companion, Wayne Smith of Beverly, and Thomas and his wife, Sue Silva of Florida; his maternal great-grandmother, Lucy Marengi of Salem; and his aunts, Samantha and Jody Trunfio of Salem, aunt, Lee Ann, and uncle, Bob Dupuis of Danvers, aunt, Kimberly Silva of Beverly, and uncle, Thomas Silva of Burlington; along with several cousins.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Friday, May 2, at 4 p.m., in St. James Church, 156 Federal St., Salem. Friends, family and all who loved Mason are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mason Nicolas Silva Memorial Fund, c/o Marblehead Bank, 100 Cummings Ctr., Suite 101-F, Beverly, MA 01915. For his guest book, or additional information, please call 978-744-0497, or visit