Joyce Silvestri

Obituary of Joyce Aldora Silvestri

Joyce Aldora (Rowan) Silvestri, 93, of Douglassville, PA, formerly of Pottstown, PA, where she lived most of her life, passed away on August 26, 2021, at Pottstown Hospital. She was the wife of the late Carlo Michael Silvestri, who passed in 1986.


Born in Brookville, PA, on December 22, 1927, Joyce was the daughter of the late Burton and Alda (Gelnette) Rowan.


In earlier years, Joyce enjoyed golfing at Twin Ponds Golf Course, bowling, and cooking for her family, especially for her late husband. Most of all, Joyce adored spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


Joyce is lovingly remembered by her children, Victoria (& Philip) Winnie, Oviedo, FL, Stephanie (& Brian) Schlegel, Boyertown, PA, and Gregory (& Donna) Silvestri, Richmond, VA; her grandchildren,  Joslyn, Erin, Matthew, Mark, Carle, and Grant; and her great-grandchildren, Abigail, Lydia, Lyra, Lincoln, and Catina.


In addition to her husband and parents, Joyce is predeceased by her sister, June Bailey.


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the American Heart Association at


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