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George A. Silvester Jr.


1923 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
George A. Silvester Jr. Obituary




SILVESTER,
Atty. George A., Jr.


George A. Silvester, Jr., 89, loving husband of Eva (Raimondi) Silvester, died on February 12, 2012, surrounded by his family at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was born January 4, 1923 in Hartford the son of the late George A. Silvester, Sr. and Florence (Ruotolo) Silvester. After graduating from Weaver High School in Hartford, he served his country in WWII. He was a combat medic during the Allied invasion at Omaha Beach, and thereafter served in the Third Army's Medical Corps under the command of General George S. Patton. Like many young men of his generation, he attended college on the G.I. Bill, and was the first member of his family to graduate from college. He went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1952 and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar later that same year. He was dedicated to public service and held several important positions during his life including Judge of the Hartford Municipal Court, Member of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee, Chairman of the Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals, Assistant State's Attorney for the Hartford Judicial District, Chairman of the Hartford City Charter Revision Commission, and Member of the Groton Long Point Zoning Committee. He was also a practicing attorney for almost 60 years and continued the obligations of his office until just recently, ending a career in which he helped countless people. He was a founding partner of the law firm of Silvester and Daly, in which he practiced law with his close friend and partner, the late Edward J. Daly, Jr., for 35 years. He was also partners with Stephen B. Delaney, Robert F. Kappes and Frank J. Szilagyi. He married his lifelong love Eva Raimondi in 1947. George and Eva began their family in Hartford's north end, later moving to Terry Road where they raised their six children. They also resided in Groton Long Point where George leaves many friends. George A. Silvester, Jr. is survived by his wife Eva; his sister, Ann Armentano of Wethersfield; a son, Mark S. Silvester and wife, Jan of Noank and New York City, a daughter, Lisa A. Silvestri and husband, Peter Hirschl of West Hartford, a daughter, Gina M. Silvester and companion, Ron Banks of New York City, a daughter, Eve M. Silvester and husband, Aldo Benigni of Rome, Italy, a son, George A. Silvestri and wife, Wei of Groton, Massachusetts, a son Paul J. Silvester and wife, Lessandra Melo of Greenwich; and seven loving grandchildren, Alexander Hirschl, Jeremy Hirschl, Rose Hirschl, Ascanio Benigni, Maxwell Silvester, George Silvester and Stephen Silvestri; as well as a niece and several nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert E. Silvester. The family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to Irma Carusone, and to the doctors and nurses at Saint Francis Hospital for their extraordinary, professional and compassionate care.
Calling hours are Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday Feb. 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Please go directly to the church. The burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Online remembrances may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2012
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