Charlotte M. Silva

Charlotte M. Silva, 89, longtime resident of Merrimack, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, surrounded by her family at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a period of declining health.

She was born in Allston, Mass., on March 10, 1925, daughter of the late Eugene and Jessie (Hayward) Haight.

Before retirement, she was employed at the Merrimack Post Office. She was also a member of the Rebekah Society.

Charlotte’s greatest happiness was spending time with close-knit family that she and her late husband Tony created. They were married for 69 years.

She had a wonderful sense of humor, a contagious smile and everywhere she went, people loved her. For many years, they enjoyed their 2nd home in Port Charlotte, FL.

Later in life, she enjoyed doing puzzles, crosswords, sitting on the porch with her dog AJ, watching her favorite shows, and visiting with her childhood friend Libby O’Gara.

She will be greatly missed by her loved ones.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Silva; a daughter, Elizabeth Higgins Lambert; two son-in-laws, Ronald Miner Sr. and Robert Higgins Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Miner; and her brothers and sister.

Surviving members of Charlotte’s family include three sons and two daughter-in-laws, Richard Silva of Merrimack, Robert and Denise Silva of Merrimack, and Ronald and Kathy Silva of Port Charlotte, FL; three daughters, Virginia Miner & Donald Lemieux, Carol Markarian and her husband Mark, and Pam Silva and her fiancé Mark Maloney, all of Merrimack; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and 2 on the way; several nieces and nephews, and a cousin, Bud Hayward.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place at Last Rest Cemetery with a private service at the family’s convenience.

To those who wish, memorial contributions in Charlotte’s memory can be made to Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH, 03054.

The Rivet Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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