Maryann (Howard) Silk of Dunstable

1953 - 2017

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


August 28, 2017
10 A.M.
Central Cemetery, Dunstable

Maryann (Howard) Silk, 64, a longtime resident of Dunstable died Thursday morning, August 24, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her home.

She was married to Donald Silk with whom she would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on September 18, 2017.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late James and Edith Howard. She graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1971.

She enjoyed watching birds from her porch, and was an avid Red Sox fan. Maryann was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her sons, Donald and his wife, Lauren Silk of Amherst, NH and James Silk of Townsend; daughters, Rebecca and her husband, Aaron Rudolf of Amherst, NH and Hollie and her husband, Nicholas Brickley of Townsend; sister, Karen and her husband, John Iannacone of Groton; mother in law, Dorothy Faram of Chelmsford; two brothers in-law, E. Michael Hogan and Robert Silk of Chelmsford; a sister-in-law, Sandra Howard of Groton; eight grandchildren, Mason, Emily, Matthew and Austin Silk, Brady Rudolf, and Logan, Cameron and Leah Brickley and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late James and Thomas Howard and Martha Hogan.

Private services were held yesterday with burial at the Central Cemetery, Dunstable. Memorials may be made in her name to Marguerite’s Place, 87 Palm St, Nashua, NH 03060.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


4 Condolences for Maryann (Howard) Silk of Dunstable

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    Shirley Maki


    Donnie , Lauren and family, We are so sorry for your loss . We know it is a difficult time for the family and for your siblings and their families…Nothing really prepares us for the loss of our moms . Deepest condolences, The Maki family.

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    Cindy Greenwood


    Hollie and family I was shocked to see that your mom had passed. I worked at dress barn with your mom and she offered her home for our Christmas party. Everyone had such a great time. I will always remember her fondly. May you and your family treasure all your memories with her.

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    Betty D


    I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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    Gary Howard


    RIP aunt Mary. Sorry to have heard.

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