Shirley M. (Silva) Wickens of Chelmsford


5675 WickensShirley M. (Silva) Wickens, 58, of Chelmsford, MA died, Thursday November 19, 2015 at the Westford House in Westford, MA.

She was married to David C. Wickens with whom she celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2015.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Brady) Silva. She graduated from Nashoba Valley Technical High School with the class of 1975.

Shirley worked as an administrative secretary for the Masonic Lodge of Lexington. She had previously worked as the manager of Fotomat of Lowell

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

Shirley enjoyed camping, water skiing, working on race cars, playing pool, and playing darts.

She was a proud lifelong resident of Chelmsford.

Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers, Rev. Frank J. Silva of Burlington, MA, David and his wife, Sharon Silva of Concord, NH, and Robert Silva of Dunstable; two sisters, Annmarie and her husband, William Marchand of Topsfield, MA and Sandra and her husband, James Noel of Lowell; three stepsisters, Charlotte and her husband, Paul Martinage of Windham, ME, Ethel and her husband, David Rondeau of Tyngsboro, and Gail and her husband, Salvatore Lipomi of E. Concord, VT; her father-in-law, Harris Wicke­­­ns of Chelmsford; 2 brothers-in-law, John and his wife, Melanie Wickens of Chelmsford and Darryl and his wife, Jeannie Wickens of Tyngsboro; two sisters-in-law, Barbara and her husband, Steven Jordan of Danville, NH and Della and her husband, Neil Coffin of Chelmsford; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was also the sister of the late James J. Silva.

Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 6 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 11:30 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 12:30 P.M. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


November 22, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home


November 23, 2015
11:30 A.M. DHF 12:30P.M. Church
St. Mary Church
  1. Cyndi Spiers says:

    So sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. I was Shirley’s partner in the Lowell Fotomat store many years ago. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker. My condolences to David, her brother Bob and the entire family. She will be missed. Cyndi Spiers

  2. Cindy(MacMillan)Roy says:

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved Shirley. We sure
    had a lot of fun back in the day! I will always hold those
    memories close to my heart.

  3. Kevin Morrison says:

    Great kid, gone far too soon.

  4. Cindy Jutras says:

    So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing and sorry to have missed services. Unfortunately I only learned of this after they were over. Sending special wishes to Annemare Silva Marchand.

  5. Cathy Supernor says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Marleene Hoag says:

    May your happy memories help to carry you through this difficult time!

  7. Dennis and Joanne Puzon says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences at this time of sorrow and know that Shirley will live on in all of our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time.

    Dennis and Joanne Puzon

  8. Michele McEnany says:

    May your memories help you thru this difficult time.
    Rest in peace Shirley.

  9. Rich LaPolla says:

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Rich and Robin LaPolla

  10. MARTHA WATERS says:

    Bob, sorry for your loss. Martha HVMA

  11. Cindy Buckingham says:

    My heart is breaking for you all. Loving thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

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