Silvana Kocher of Aston Gardens in Naples, Fla. of natural causes on June 13. She was 95.

She was born Silvana Maria Anna Rigacci on Nov. 6, 1925.

Silvana grew up in Florence, where her father owned an art supplies store. She spent her early years scampering across the countryside of Tuscany and playing in the Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti Palace. During World War II, she met warrant officer Arthur E. Robinson Jr. in the Piazza San Marco in Florence. She came to the U.S. with him and was naturalized as an American citizen in 1948.

She raised her family of five boys while living in Arlington, and had a successful business as a seamstress. From 1945 until 2000, she spent summers on Martha’s Vineyard, mostly in the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs. After moving permanently to Naples, Silvana considered Aston Gardens her home for the past 15 to 20 years and had many friends there. She loved playing card games as well as mahjong or the lottery and particularly loved going to the big casinos in Las Vegas, Mississippi, Alabama and Immokalee.

Silvana loved everyone and was loved by anyone who met her. She had charm, intelligence and empathy and will be missed by all. She is survived by three of her five children: David, Daniel and Andrew, She was predeceased by her sons Stephen and Gregory. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will held at the Hodges Funeral Home in Naples on Saturday, August 7 at 3 p.m.