Gregory Joseph Silveri


Gregory Joseph Silveri of Warwick, New York passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on January 16, 2018, one month short of his 47th birthday.

Gregory was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and a resultant seizure disorder shortly after birth. Regardless of his level of ability, Gregory’s determination, will and fighting spirit were evident from an early age. With God’s strength, he persisted and his big, bright, loving personality shone through. Gregory’s smile and laugh would fill a room, and they will live on in the hearts of all those who were blessed with them.

Gregory loved his dad patting his chest, loved his “job” (playing with a homemade plastic tube fashioned into a toy for him) and loved his mom’s pumpkin pie... and lasagna; then again, who doesn’t?

The Silveri family would like to express sincere gratitude to friends and family who cared for Gregory, and offer special thanks to those healthcare professionals over the years who truly saw Gregory, cared for him with the dignity and respect he deserved, and loved him like one of their own. Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Gregory’s immediate family plans for a private memorial in the near future. He is survived by his parents, Greg and Rosa of Warwick; his brothers, Scott Silveri and wife, Shana of Santa Monica, California, and Lee Silveri and wife, Isis Silveri of Monsey, New York; and his sister, Sarah Silveri-Miller and husband Rob of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; his nieces Chiara and Elisabetta and his nephew, Giovanni. 

Anyone looking to give in Gregory's memory is asked to donate to the Gregory Silveri Fund at the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation by using the link below.  In addition to providing compassionate care during his final days, Orange Regional tended to Gregory with increasing frequency over recent years.  Gregory's many needs and his inability to give voice to his own experience posed challenges that were met always with empathy and unparalleled professionalism by the hospital's staff.  The fund established in his name will create a program to further educate staff and deepen their understanding, and ability to care for, children and adults like Gregory.

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My thoughts and prayers have been and are still with you since I’ve seen you guys last. I’ll have your drinks ready for when I see you again. Miss you - justin.
Justin from two rivers
I, like so many others who love the show "Speechless" saw the tribute to Gregory. My cousin also has CP and is non verbal and has a wheelchair. We, my cousins and I, treated our special cousin, as we did each other while we were young and as we grew up, and I realize as an adult, how truly lucky we all were. I hope you know how much I appreciate the love and care with which Gregory's parents raised your children. The show "Speechless" shows how very normal special needs kids are. Thank you for showing the world what I already knew. I will pray for comfort for all of you.
Kimberley Zinicola
I saw his tribute on 3/21/18 finale of “Speechless”. May our Lord Bless your family and THANKYOU and Gregory for your devotion, love, and zest for life that inspired and will continue to inspire others like a drop of water in the ocean!
Patrick Meece
My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My heart goes out to your family. May the memories of Gregory comfort you.
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