Silvio Benjamin Puglielli, 92, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 in Front Royal, Virginia.
Mr. Puglielli was born in 1928 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the son of the late Antonio and Mary Puglielli. He was a graduate of Haverhill High School and later graduated from Bryant and Stratton College with an Associate Degree in Business.
Mr. Puglielli married Mary F. Puglielli on October 8, 1955 at Saint Margaret’s Church in Narberth, Pennsylvania. The young couple moved to New Jersey where they raised their children. Silvio’s Catholic faith ran strong and deep. He served his community through the Holy Name Society at St. Aloysius Church in New Jersey and later through The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in South Carolina. He also volunteered with the Meals on Wheels and Helping Hand charities in Myrtle Beach. Silvio’s unconditional love for his wife, children, and grandchildren knew no bounds as demonstrated by his selfless devotion to family. A wonderful conversationalist, he easily connected with strangers due to his happy, outgoing nature. As a result, he left a lasting impression on many in his community. Silvio proudly supported the mission of the United States Department of the Army, working in several civilian positions during his 40-year career, finally retiring as a Communications Management Specialist in 1989. Silvio was also an artist, a poet, and an avid tennis player. He will be profoundly missed. Each day with him was a blessing.
Mr. Puglielli was preceded in death by his wife and a brother, Dominic.
Surviving are daughters Maryann Puglielli of Front Royal, Virginia and Terri Rose of Miami Shores, Florida; son, Joseph Puglielli and wife, Monika, of Whitefish, Montana; and three grandchildren: Maximilian Puglielli, Kaitlyn and Ethan Rose.
Following Silvio’s wishes, cremation services have taken place and a Funeral Mass will be conducted at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Meals on Wheels chapter.