Lawrence — Flavia "Flora" (Iannazzo) Silva, 100, of Lawrence, passed away peacefully at the Mary Immaculate Nursing and Rehab Center on June 30, 2014. Mrs. Silva was born Dec. 3, 1913 to the late Quirino and Antonia (Troisi) Iannazzo. She received her education in Lawrence. Flavia was employed in the Wood Mills, William Barry Clothing and Turnstyle Department Store. She served as past president of the Portuguese Civic Club and the Ladies Lions Club of Lawrence. She was also a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge #902 of Lawrence, past Grand Deputy of the Sons of Italy Gloucester Lodge, former deputy of the North Andover and Andover Sons of Italy Lodges. She was also a member of the Council of Aging of Lawrence. Flavia found her greatest joy when she was with her family.
Flavia was the widow of Raymond M. Silva, Sr. She is survived by her son, Robert R. and his wife, Dolores Silva of Methuen, 13 grandchildren. She is also survived by many great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Flavia was predeceased by her sons, Raymond M. Silva, Jr. and Anthony R. Silva. The eldest of nine children, she was predeceased by her eight siblings. Flavia's family is grateful to all the staff at the Mary Immaculate Nursing and Rehab Center staff for the superb care she received while there.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and guests are invited to call on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi/Holy Rosary Church of Lawrence. Interment will follow at the Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Immaculate Nursing and Rehab Center, 172 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA 01841. For directions and online guest book, please visit the funeral home website, www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Silva family.