Constance Sylvester

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Sylvester, Constance Anne

Connie Sylvester passed away Friday evening, Oct. 26. She was born to Joseph and Evelyn (LeBreck) Sylvester on March 20, 1927, in Oconto, Wis. In childhood, she was a good student, voracious reader, and like most first-borns, enjoyed tormenting her little brother, Jack.

She spent most of her teens in the convent pursuing a vocation. Upon leaving she earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from St. Norbert College and moved to Milwaukee to teach. She married Mathew H. Weber in 1951 and became parents to Mary Beth in 1953 and Richard Jerome 1955. Professionally, she was a much beloved elementary school teacher in the Milwaukee Public School System. In 1975, she earned a master's degree from Marquette University and went on to become a reading specialist. In 1981, she lost Matt to cancer.

In 1987, she married Adrian Malueg and guided him into heaven some 10 years later. In retirement, she was exceptionally generous to everyone she loved, and even to some she merely tolerated. She especially enjoyed the time she spent in the chapel at San Camillo, singing in the choir, and in the Senior Bel Canto Chorus.

She is survived by her children, Mary Beth (Gilbert III) Ziebell, Richard J. Weber; grandson Gilbert M. Ziebell, IV; granddaughter, Emily K. Ziebell; brother, John (Julie) Sylvester; niece and Fairy goddaughter, Anne (Tom Jagielo) Sylvester; nieces, Kathleen Sylvester, Margaret (Patrick Beyer) Sylvester, Jayne Sylvester, Pamela Sylvester, and nephew, Joseph (Kathleen) Sylvester; as well as 11 half sisters and brothers. On the Weber side, she is survived by sister-in-law, Elvira Weber; nephew, Scott Weber; and nieces, Heidi (Greg) Prior, Pat (Clebert LeBlanc) Blackwell and Barbara Steiner. She is preceded in death by almost everyone but those named above.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in the chapel at San Camillo, 10200 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa, Wis., from 10 a.m. to 11:30. A Mass celebrating her life will be held following the visitation. Private burial with immediate family will follow on Sunday.

The family wishes to thank all the aides and staff of St. Camillus and hospice care who aided Connie in her tragically short transition from the vibrant, enthusiastic, fun-loving earth-bound creature she was, to the light filled, angel she became. In lieu of flowers or other memorials, donations may be made in her name to the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Elm Grove, Wis.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 4 to Nov. 7, 2012
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