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Sylvia A. Eichstedt

1927 - 2013 GREAT BARRINGTON Sylvia Alice Keefner Eichstedt, 85, of 27 Fairview Terrace, died Monday May 20, 2013, at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield.

Silvia was born in Lanesborough on Sept. 14, 1927, one of 13 children of John and Carrie Race Keefner.

A child care provider for many years, she also had previously worked at Barrington Manufacturing, Kelsey's Laundry, and in the kitchen at the Cove Inn.

Sylvia enjoyed bird watching, knitting, sewing, crocheting, cooking, crafts and made floats for parades.

Her husband, Raymond F. Eichstedt, whom she married Oct. 6, 1945, predeceased her on Oct. 15, 1988.

Sylvia leaves one son, Raymond K. and his wife, Mary Machia, of Great Barrington; four daughters, JoAnna Wilson of Great Barrington, Margaret Griggs Quigley and her husband, Bob, of Otis, Nora Gop and her husband, James, of Great Barrington, and Doris Beckwith of Kingman, Ariz.; one brother, Richard of Housatonic; two sisters, Marion Eastman of Springfield, Vt., and Pat Pixley of Valatia, N.Y., six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Sylvia A. Eichstedt, who died May 20, will be private. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME.

Expressions of sympathy in Sylvia's memory may be made to the S.B.E.T.A. in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made through royfuneralservices.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 22, 2013
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