Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

A member of the Malden Community since 1896

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Frank Silva 

1926 - 2018




Frank Silva, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the age of 91.  Frank was born in Boston in 1926, the son of Manuel R. and Ida J. Silva.   He grew up in Cambridge, and when WWII broke out, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving aboard the LST285 in the European Theater.  After serving his country, he returned to the Boston area, and went to work at the family chicken farm in Chelmsford.  He then went to work for Automatic Radio of Malden as a Prototype Engineer, where he worked for over 36 years.  He had lived in Somerville and Tewksbury before settling in Malden nearly 40 years ago.  Recently, Frank had been living in Chelmsford to be closer to family.

Frank was  a longtime member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Malden.  He was also a proud longtime member of the NRA, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Frank G. Silva of Atkinson, NH, Stephen R. Silva of Danvers, Joseph L. Silva of Chelmsford, David J. Silva of Tewksbury, and Lisa M. Evans of  ME, as well as 7 grandchildren, and 9 Great-grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Diane.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making memorial donations to the Memorial Fund of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 577 Salem St, Malden, 02148.

Funeral Services will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Thursday, July 26th, at 10 AM.  Committal will be private.

 Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 25th, from 4 – 8 PM.


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