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Eugene J.  Silveira, Sr

Obituary for Eugene J. Silveira, Sr

February 8, 1936 - January 12, 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts | Age 80


Mr. Eugene J. Silveira, Sr., 80, of Gloucester passed away at Care One at Essex Park in Beverly on Thursday, January 12, 2017. He was the husband of Ellen with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Eugene was born on February 8, 1936 in Gloucester. He was the son of the late John and Mary (Oliver) Silveira. Gene was a resident of Gloucester for his entire life. He attended Gloucester public schools, was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1955, and served in Korea from 1956-57. He married Ellen Fahy of Ireland in 1959.

Gene was a taxi cab driver in the Cape Ann area for many years and later sold promotional materials for Nationwide Marketing Group. He enjoyed writing poetry, loved music, was an avid pool player in his younger days and was a loyal Boston sports fan for many years with a special fondness for the Red Sox and Patriots.

In addition to his wife Ellen, Gene is survived by his children Jeffrey Silveira and his wife Beth Logan, of Cambridge; Jack Silveira of Gloucester; Jill Silveira of Gloucester; Patrick Silveira and his wife Michelle, of Gloucester; Brian Silveira and his wife Angelique, of Ft. Myers, FL; and Eugene J. Silveira, Jr. and his wife Tammy, of Gloucester. He is also survived by his grandchildren Patrick, Evan, Emily, Ryan, Elizabeth, James and great-granddaughter Rosie. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Silveira and step-grandson J.J. Nicastro.

Funeral services and burial in Calvary Cemetery will be private. Donations in Gene's memory may be made to the JJ Nicastro Foundation, 9 Lattof Farm Circle, Rockport, MA 01966.

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