Robin Jacobson-Silverman, 54,
beloved wife of Richard J. “Rick” Silverman of High Street and the
founder and owner of The Ipswich Arts Cooperative, passed away
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in her home following an extended
Born in Evanston, IL on November
11, 1955, daughter of the late Lawrence and Colleen (Sawyer)
Jacobson, she was a 1973 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School and
received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston University in
1978 and her Masters Degree in social work from Northeastern
University in 1984. She spent many years working with the deaf
community at The New England Home For The Deaf and the Beverly
School For The Deaf. Most recently she became founder and owner of
The Ipswich Arts Cooperative where she was an accomplished artist
and teacher. Robin enjoyed driving around town in her Mini Cooper
convertible. Most of all, she loved spending time with her two
dogs, cat, her husband and three daughters. Interacting with her
family gave her the greatest joy of all.
Robin was an active member of the
Ipswich Cultural Counsel and the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to her husband of 29
years, she is survived by three daughters, Jillian, Haley and Carly
Silverman all of Ipswich, her mother and father-in-law, Thelma and
William Silverman of Peabody; a sister, Sandi Cullen and her husband
Thomas of Ipswich; her sister-in-law Jo-Anne, wife of the late Len
Gibely of Boxford, her brother-in-law Ken Silverman and his wife
Leah of New York City; nephews Thomas Cullen of Ipswich, Matt
Gibley of Boxford, nieces Jennifer Gayton of Ipswich, Jacqueline
Cullen of Ipswich, Heather of Boston, Ally Gibley of Boxford, and
Tara Silverman and Jasmine Silverman of New York City.
A Celebration of her Life will be
held Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 11 am at the Hellenic Center,
County Road, Ipswich. All are welcomed.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In Lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations in her memory be made to
IMADA, Ipswich High School, PO Box 449, Ipswich, MA 01938.