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Leona Ruth (Medved) Silverman passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 10, 2024, in Rochester, New York where she resided for the last 14 years to be closer to her family. Previously, she lived in Dover, New Hampshire for more than 25 years.
Leona was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 9, 1937, to Harry and Sadie Medved. She graduated from Cushing Academy in Massachusetts in 1955. She moved to New Hampshire in 1968 where she settled and raised her family in Dover, NH with her late husband, attorney, Louis Silverman who passed away in 1991. Leona was a devoted wife and mother to her two daughters who graduated from Dover High School before attending college. Leona was a lifelong member of Hadassah and an active member of Temple Israel (Dover). She also enjoyed volunteering at the American Red Cross and caring for her beloved dachshund, Bentley.
Leona is survived by her daughter, Amy Silverman (David Marcus) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Lori Benzel (Joel Benzel) of Pittsford, New York and her 4 wonderful grandchildren: Sarah and Alexander Marcus and Joshua and Hailey Benzel.
The family expresses it gratitude to St. John’s Nursing home for their excellent care in maintaining Leona’s health and comfort over the last 6 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leona’s memory to: St. John’s Foundation https://www.stjohnsliving.org.donate/ or the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org

A graveside funeral service will take place on March 13, 2024, at12:30 pm at Sharon Memorial Park (40 Dedham St. Sharon, MA 02067). The family will be sitting shiva (calling hours) on March 14th from 6-9pm at Lori and Joel Benzel’s residence in Pittsford, NY.

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