Audrey Marie DiSilvestre

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August 31, 1930 ~ August 14, 2023

Born in: Jersey City, New Jersey
Resided in: Vienna, Virginia


Audrey Marie Miller DiSilvestre, 92, died August 14, 2023, at VHC Hospital in Arlington, with her children by her side.

Born on August 31, 1930, Audrey was a native of Jersey City. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French from Seton Hall University and taught French from the preschool through college levels. She also studied at Grenoble University in France.

Audrey worked for the CIA language school, and it was here in DC where she met and married her husband, Tony. They later moved to Fairfax and then to Vienna, where they settled and raised their four children.

Audrey was a parishioner at St. Mark Catholic Church since 1971. There she helped Vietnamese and Cuban refugees, taught ESL, volunteered in Jamaica, belonged to the Parish Council, and helped start the St. Mark Book Club. Audrey also volunteered at Wolf Trap, Christ House, HOPE, Just Neighbors, and the Lamb Center.

Audrey loved to travel, particularly throughout Europe and to the Delmarva beaches. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and dancing with a seniors tap group. She loved languages and spoke several.

Audrey worked in earlier years for Farrell Lines, an international steamship company, and retired from GSA.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband Anthony Vincent DiSilvestre, her eldest son Ted DiSilvestre (Edwina), her older brother George Miller and her older sister Doris Ryan, who passed away one week before Audrey.

Survivors include her children, Alexis Howell (Edwin), Andrea DiSilvestre (who lovingly cared for Audrey at home), George DiSilvestre (Cindy), her grandchildren Anthony, Lindsey, and Bradley DiSilvestre, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a viewing at 10am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am on Saturday, September 2 at St. Mark Catholic Church at 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna 22181, with a private burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lamb Center, 3160 Campbell Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031.


Visitation: September 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Mark Catholic Church
9970 Vale Road
Vienna, VA 22181


Mass of Christian Burial : September 2, 2023 11:00 am

St. Mark Catholic Church
9970 Vale Road
Vienna, VA 22181


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  1. I knew Audrey in the 1980’s as I was a colleague of her husband Tony. She was a lovely and lively addition to all of the events where our team gathered. I have often thought of Audrey during the succeeding years as I still use a recipe she contributed for a pot luck office luncheon. She was an inspiration to us all in her commitment to her husband, her family, and her church.
    Anne Martin Tredway

  2. What a wonderful woman! She would love to share stories with my husband Mike who was also from Jersey City.
    I always looked forward to seeing her at St Mark’s. For many years I would pass on our Foreign Service Journals to her and I knew she read them cover to cover. She also showed such interest in our travels with the Foreign Service. Wish I had her for a French teacher since her kindness always showed through her smile.

    Peggy and Mike Kelly

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