M. Geraldine Silvestro, 80, a former Hopkinton resident, died March 9 at her home. She was the wife of the late Sebastian R. Silvestro, who died in February 2016, and the mother of the late Camilla Ann Silvestro, who died in 1970. Born in Wellesley, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Cameron) Rooney.
She was a 1958 graduate of Wellesley High School and went on to attend hairdressing school. She worked for many years as a hairstylist and owned shops in Wellesley and Hopkinton before working full time for Bose Corp. of Framingham and hairdressing part-time from home. Once retired, she spent a good deal of her time volunteering for the Hopkinton Senior Center.
Jerri’s favorite activities always involved family. Whether it was summers on Newfound Lake, her time in Onset, extended family gatherings around the pool, a Silvestro gathering of which there were many, or having half the neighborhood kids over, it didn’t matter; everyone was treated as family.
She is survived by her daughters, Kelli A. Silvestro of Taunton, and Kerra L. Silvestro of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and her son, Sebastian J. Silvestro and wife Heather Clary of Annapolis, Maryland. She also leaves behind three amazing grandchildren, Xavier Rogers and Alexandra Rogers of Port St Lucie, Florida, and O’Neil R. Silvestro of Annapolis, Maryland, as well as her sister, Betty Ann Jacobs of San Antonio, Texas.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral from 8:30-10:15 a.m. at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton.
Donations may be made to Hospice Services of Massachusetts, 10 Riverside Drive, Lakeville, MA 02347.
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