Robert Paul Silver

Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:44


Robert Paul Silver, 64, of Farmington passed away with dignity surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. He was the husband of Nilda (Colon) Silver.

Robert was born on Dec. 19, 1952, in Hartford the son of the late John F. Silver and Rose (Gaioni) Silver. He was a proud Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He was retired after working over 18 years as network administrator for Central Connecticut State University. Robert loved golf and holds the record of one under par at the Stanley Golf Course on the CCSU Golf League. He had been a longtime member of St. Ann’s Church in New Britain and was currently a member of St. Matthew Church, Forestville.

Besides his beloved wife of 43 years, he leaves the rest of the family he deeply loved, daughter, Monica Geary and her husband, Michael, of Cincinnati, Ohio, son John Silver and his wife, Shannon, of Farmington, daughter, Melissa Juliano and her husband, Peter, of North Haven; brothers, John Silver and his wife Jean of Warwick, N.Y., and Francis Silver and his wife, Ann, of Unionville; sister, Betty-Ann Colon of Canton; brother-in-law, Richard McCall of Avon; grandchildren, Charlotte, Patrick, James, Julia, John Jr., Alexia and Giada; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Maureen McCall.

Robert’s funeral will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet directly at the church. Committal service and interment with military honors will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Avon. Calling hours will be held Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, between 5 and 8 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Robert’s memorial webpage at .

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:44. Updated: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:47.