Marie Janet (Lannan) Silva


Marie Janet (Lannan) Silva of Revere, MA, passed away peacefully at Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln on Sunday, August 22, 2021, surrounded by loving family. Born in Salem, MA, Janet was the devoted daughter of the late Frank P. and Florence M. (Langis) Lannan. She was predeceased by her two older sisters, Marilyn F. Dalton and Jeanne M. Sullivan. Janet grew up and attended school in Somerville, and spent most summer days with her sisters and Langis cousins at her grandmother’s home in the Point of Pines, Revere. She was a strong, independent woman and a devout Roman Catholic who loved her family and God.

Janet went to school for interior design, and was gifted and talented in many other ways. She excelled as a seamstress, creating fashionable clothes and decorations for her loved ones, especially her three grandchildren. She worked for many years in the hospitality industry across Boston, most notably at Logan Airport and Nardizzi’s restaurant, where she made many lifelong friends. In her retirement years, she got her school bus driver’s license and drove a school bus.

She is survived by her beloved daughters, Donna M. Silva of Woburn, MA, and Debra J. Silva-Onessimo of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and her cherished and adored grandchildren: Devon Fitchett of Wellesley, MA; Dean Onessimo of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Dana Fitchett of Boston, MA. She also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as her dear friends, Candace (Lunde) Naughton and Rhonda Verrocchi. The family expresses sincere gratitude to the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital Everett (Whidden) staff, especially Dr. Jeremy Sylvan and Dr. Soumya Narayan, and also to the staff at Care Dimensions in Lincoln, especially Eartha, Eva, Nasim, Kathy, Jessica, Sarah, and Taylor, for their compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Anthony’s of Padua Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere, MA on Monday, September 27th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. Strict adherence of COVID safety protocols including masking and social distance is requested at services.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.bostoncremation.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marie Janet Silva to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please make your online donation here, or mail a donation in her name to the address below.

Mail to:

St. Jude’s Children Research

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis TN 38105

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4 Condolences

  1. John J Sullivan on September 16, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the void in your
    heart when someone you love passes .It is always going to remain. We just learn to live with it.



  2. Thomas Dalton on September 23, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    To my dear cousins, Donna Debbie Devon Dean and Dana I am so sorry for the loss of your mother Jana was a very nice person and I was happy to help her when I could and visit her whenever I could… I will miss your mom



  3. Thomas Dalton on September 23, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    To my dear cousins, Donna Debbie Devon Dean and Dana I am so sorry for the loss of your mother .Aunty Janet was a very nice person and I was happy to help her when I could and visit her whenever I could… I will miss your mom



  4. Brian Parsons on September 23, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Debbie, I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Hopefully time will grant you many pleasant memories as I had with my mother.



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