NAPLES, FLA. – Lila Silver, of Naples and formerly of Cranston and Parkland, Florida, died peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Naples on Oct. 26, 2023.
Born in New York, July 31, 1929, to Ruth and Irving Troy, she graduated from William Taft High School in 1947 and began working thereafter. She met and married her beloved Bernard R. Silver in 1950 and moved to Rhode Island. They shared a wonderfully rich 73 years together. Lila was passionate about many things as she enjoyed her life; most important, her family, including her son, Alen, and his wife, Deborah Silver; daughter, Jan, and her husband, Richard Nappi; daughter, Alison, and her husband, Frank Centrilla; grandchildren, Brian, Melissa and Rachel Silver; and Sonia, Noah and Cecilia West; and Amber Chinsky; and her great-grandchildren, Dreden, Aaliyah, Isabelle and Joshua. She was a founding member of Temple Beth Am, in Warwick, and president of sisterhood, den mother of BSA, and active in political rights and religious freedom. Her hobbies included reading, bowling, boating and dinner parties with friends. She enjoyed traveling the world with her Bernie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Elliot and Harriet Troy; Theda and Norman Einhorn; nephews, Larry Troy, Seymour and Harold Einhorn; and beloved great-grandson, Ethan Silver.
The family wants to thank special friend Diana Ruiz for her gentle and loving care of both Lila and her Bernard. Any donations can be directed to AVOW Hospice, of Naples.