Amanda Silverlight

Obituary of Amanda Caron Silverlight

Amanda Caron Silverlight 51 of Newburyport, Ma. and formerly of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, passed away on Thursday, April 11th at the Laney Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Ma. after a brief illness.

Amanda was born in Webster, Ma. She spent her early childhood in Venice and Hermosa Beach, Ca., moving at the age of 7 to St. Croix where she grew up until going away to school in her teens. She graduated from The Judson School in Paradise Valley, Az. and went on to study at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV. She pursued a career as a pastry chef and baker, working for top restaurants and bakeries around the country and in the Caribbean.

Amanda traveled extensively before settling down and having her son, Leland. She especially loved Italy for the art, France for the food, and Great Britain for the music. She loved to paint and found her niche with watercolors, using nature as her inspiration. She was a devoted “foodie”, loved to cook and passed this talent along to her son. But her big passion was music. She loved all genres, but was especially devoted to The Grateful Dead, and music played constantly in her home as a soundtrack for her amazing life.

Amanda had a generous and compassionate nature and was known for always being the first to lend a helping hand to family, friends and strangers alike. That also extended to her love for animals and over her life she rescued many that became cherished pets. Many animal care and rights organizations benefited from her generosity.

She was predeceased by her father, Jeffrey H. Caron who passed away in 1978, her adoptive father, Scott I. Silverlight who passed away in 1997, and her beloved aunt and uncle, Barbara and Franklin Mills.

Amanda is survived by her son Leland Silverlight Fox, his partner Jessica W. Doak, and granddaughter Ila Rose Fox of Haverhill, Ma., her mother Shelley A. Silverlight and her partner Paul G. Zarrella of Byfield, Ma. as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to count around the world and, her cherished kitty, Tilly.

There will be a celebration of life for her this summer. Contributions in her memory of Amanda can be made to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society at Arrangements are by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St. Burlington. To leave a condolence to her family please visit

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