Loved gardening, painting, traveling and the beach

NORTH READING — Flora T. (Dasaro) Silvestro, 91, of North Reading, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. She was the devoted wife of John J. Silvestro and the loving mother of John M. Silvestro and his wife Karen Potter of Waltham, Guy Silvestro of San Francisco, California, and the late Paul F. Silvestro.

Flora was also the loving sister of Mary Schepis of South Carolina and Francis “Frank” Dasaro of Everett and is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and extended family.

Her funeral was held from the Cota Funeral Home, North Reading, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church in North Reading. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.

Flora loved gardening and was a member of the North Reading Garden Club for many years, and she also had a passion for painting, traveling, and walks on the beach in Florida. In the 1960s, she worked at AVCO Aerospace Labs as an executive secretary for many scientists involved in the design of parts of the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft.

She lived in North Reading for over 60 years and cherished all friends and neighbors who touched her life. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Friends of Camp Fatima E.C. Week, PO Box 206, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

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