Myrna F. Silverman


Andover - Myrna Faigel Silverman, 81, of Andover passed away on Thursday April 18 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston after battling kidney and heart issues the past few years.

A life-long resident of the Merrimack Valley, she graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954, received her B.A. from Tufts-Jackson in 1964, and M.A. from Leslie College. She taught Special Education at High Plain and South Elementary in Andover for over 30 years . After retirement she continued to substitute teach and volunteer with low-income and at-risk youth in the Town through last year.

Myrna was an avid tennis player at Cedardale and enjoyed the beaches of Gloucester, Salisbury, Seabrook and Cape Cod as well as skiing at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire with family and life-long friends. She always had a kind thought while putting people as ease befitting one of her favorite lyrics "Whenever I see your smiling face I have to smile myself..." (James Taylor). Even through her illness over the past few months, she kept a positive attitude and believed in the joys of tomorrow with her family and friends.

Myrna was the devoted wife of 53 years to the late Gerald Silverman. She is survived by her beloved children, Nicki & Steve Jacobs, Michael & Lenie Silverman, and Ted Silverman & Kelly Brown. She was the cherished grandmother of Brian Jacobs, Drew Jacobs, and Xyrisse Jayde Silverman. She was the sister of the late Dr. Harold Faigel. She will also be missed by her dear sister-in-law Marilyn Faigel, brother-in-law Howard Silverman and their families.

Services will be held at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road (off Route 133) Andover on Thursday April 25 at 11:00 AM. Interment at Temple Emanuel Cemetery Lawrence. Condolence calls may be made following the burial at Temple Emanuel until 4PM; Condolence calls may also be made at her late residence on Saturday 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Myrna requested donations of sympathy be made to the Andover Youth Foundation (501c) - Cormier Youth Center, 40 Whittier Court, Andover, MA 01810. For online condolences and direction go to Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden, MA.
Published on April 25, 2019
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Frank Rapisardi , Sarasota , FL
May 01, 2019
Julie and I send our deepest condolences to the Silverman family . Myrna will be missed . We taught together for many years .
Robert Honohan (Class of 1954 Lawrence High School)
Apr 27, 2019
I hope you enjoy these photos.
Sally Hudgins
Apr 27, 2019
So many wonderful warm memories of Gerry and Myrna. A loving couple with wonderful children. My condolences to you all from me and all my children who grew up with Nicki, Michael and Teddy.
Jeanne Teichert
Apr 25, 2019
Condolences to Myrna's entire family. We will miss her and her warm smile, she always stopped to talk to us and our kids when driving by our house, a good, kind person in so many ways.
margaret scanlon
Apr 24, 2019
Myrna was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. LHS 1954
Dr David H Berliner & Ms Patricia J Weller
Apr 23, 2019
We both send our sincere thoughts to the entire family. We know Myrna will be missed by many, many people!