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Robin Jacobson-Silverman

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 illness.

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.

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