A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in The Joyce Funeral Home in Waltham for Mrs. Irene S. 'Sally' (Petrovich) Sylvester, of Marlborough. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Mrs. Sylvester died Thursday, January 3, 2013 in her home from complications of gallbladder cancer. She was 79. Sally was born in Waltham on February 21, 1933, the loving daughter of the late Peter and Victoria (Dudek) Petrovich. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1952 and married the late Alan C. Sylvester in 1954. She worked at Marlborough Hospital for twenty-nine years, both as telephone operator and for many years in the billing department, retiring in 1998. After surviving breast cancer, she returned to work part-time as a telephone operator for Rooter Man in Ashland. She is survived by her beloved sons, Peter H. Sylvester and Michael A. Sylvester both of Marlborough; her grandchildren, Peter and Victoria Sylvester; and her sisters, Patricia Klofft of Hudson and Joan Dwyer of Waltham. Sally was the wife of the late Alan C. Sylvester and the sister of the late Edward Pruitt, Helena Hartley and Wendy Tarver. Memorial donations may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086. To offer condolences online, please visit www.joycefuneralhome.com
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2013