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Michael L. Silva, 44

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Michael L. Silva, 44

KEENE — Michael Lamson Silva, 44, of Keene, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene with his family by his side.

He was born on Oct. 15, 1972, in Manchester, the son of Patrick Silva and Deborah (Wood) Lacourse.

Michael was a 1990 graduate of Laconia High School and received a degree from NHTI in Business Management.

One of his greatest accomplishments was becoming a volunteer firefighter for the East Derry Fire Department for many years. He worked for Verizon for several years and also at Home Depot.

Music and sports were his true passions, along with nature and photography. Michael played a number of instruments, such as the guitar, drums, piano and harmonica. Michael especially enjoyed being the life of the party and making people laugh. His famous saying was, "I'm here for a good time, not for a long time."

In addition to his mother, Deborah Lacourse of Ashland, he is survived by his son, Matthew Jenkerson of Contoocook; four sisters, Sherry Silva and her wife Kim of Ashland, Christina Hamlin and her husband Alex of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Katie Patten and her husband JR of Ashland, and Joie Lacourse of Bristol; his stepbrother, Rob Lacourse of Candia; four nieces, two nephews, many cousins, aunts and uncles as well as many loyal friends.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his stepfather, George Lacourse.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, in the Mariah Room at The Margate Resort, 76 Lake St., Laconia.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to gofundme.com/services-for-mike-silva.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.