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Donald J. Sylvia

Born: Sat., Mar. 12, 1927
Died: Sat., Feb. 1, 2014


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Donald J. Sylvia of East Freetown, passed away February 1, 2014 at the Kindred-Forestview Nursing Home in Wareham, MA. He was 86 years old.

He was the beloved husband of Sally H. (Chase) Sylvia.

Born in New Bedford, Ma he was the son of the late John F. Sylvia and Mary (Noyer) Sylvia. He is survived by his 2 sons, Ronald L. Sylvia and Gordon D. Sylvia. He also is survived by his 4 daughters; Donna Matson, Susan Houghton, Robin Babbitt and Laurie Resendes. Also left to morn Donald's  passing are his siblings; 2 brothers; Raymond Sylvia and Gordon Sylvia and 3 sisters;  Dorothy Greatis, Loretta Madora and the late Emily Rocheford. Donald was also the proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army  during WWII, where he received the World War II Victory Medal. He was a Mason by trade and worked for himself. He loved to work and worked seven days a week.

Donald's funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to M. South Coast Chapel in East Freetown, MA

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Debra Amaral
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Debra Amaral.

My beloved brother Donald may you rest in peace. Love, Raymond and Theresa Sylvia and family.


Shirley Perry
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
I Love You Very Much And I Will Never Forget You. Love Shirley And Jamie Always.

Sue Camacho
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
To The Sylvia Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a difficult time. May your memories provide comfort. -Sue Camacho

And to Jenn, please let us know if there is anything we can do. Love Sue & Fran

Maureen Harris
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
I have known the Sylvia family for over forty-five years and what a wonderful family you all are. Your Dad was a pillar of love, strength and kindness to all, and there was always humor in the Sylvia household. Mr. Sylvia will be sadly missed by so many who knew him. All of the Sylvia's are in my thoughts and most sincere prayers.

Anne M. Souza-Caouette
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
I am so sorry to Hear about the passing of Donald Sylvia, I have many memories of Him. I know He will be missed by His Family and all who Knew Him.My Deepest Sympathy for His Wife, Children & Grandchildren.

Barbara Vasseur
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
From our family to the Sylvia family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless and Rest in peace Donald. love to all the Vasseur's.

Cheryl Hovestadt
   Posted Tue February 04, 2014
Thinking of you Aunt Sally and all my cousins and sending my Love and Deepest Sympathy to all of you at this very sad time!! I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Donald's passing!! RIP Uncle till we meet again!!🙏 Love,Cheryl

dennis sylvia and family
   Posted Tue February 04, 2014
I will always remember working with uncle Donald on many jobs and the times we enjoyed on camping trips ...rip uncle
our deepest sympathy to all

Carol Hutchins
   Posted Tue February 04, 2014
I know how sad you must be. I hope you find comfort in knowing your parents had a wonderful life togeather, a real Love Story.

Gordon,Celeste, Karen & Kevin
   Posted Wed February 05, 2014
I have many fond memories of Donald during the years we worked together and the happy days we shared riding our horses on the farm. Rest in peace, Brother.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
~Gordon, Celeste, Karen & Kevin.

PHILIP H. CHASE JR.
   Posted Wed February 05, 2014
DEAR SALLY & FAMILY, PHILIP & I WERE VERY FOND OF DONALD. WE BOTH FEEL VERY SORRY THAT HIS HEALTH FAILED SO MUCH RECENTLY. GOD BLESS HIM.

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