, Salem, MA

April 27, 2013

Kathleen Silva, 98

Danvers — Kathleen R. (Gunn) Silva, 98, passed away on Thursday, April 25, in Danvers, Mass. She was a longtime resident of East Boston and the wife of the late Anthony (AJ). She was the beloved mother of Marguerite (Peggy) and her husband, Gaetano (Guy) Pucillo of Peabody, and the late James Silva of Quincy and John Silva of Winthrop; grandmother of Judith Nee of Winthrop, Isabel Silva of South Boston, Daniel Pucillo of Peabody, Thomas Pucillo of Amesbury, and Jay Silva of Winthrop; great-grandmother of Jack, Tom, and Isabelle Nee, Jack and James Silva, and Alexander Pucillo; dear sister of the late John, Frank, Mary Wright, Marguerite, Joseph, Elizabeth Underwood, and James and Elinor Powers; mother-in-law of Annmarie Silva and Isabel O’Hara; and loving aunt of many nieces and nephews, especially Michael Underwood and daughter, Maya.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from Kirby-Rapino Funeral Home, 917 Bennington St., E. Boston, MA 02128 at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29, for a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph-St. Lazarus Church, Ashley Street, E. Boston. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Family will be accepting visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosie’s Place at To leave on-line condolensces, please visit