Sylvester, Raymond J.
Age 86, of Marco Island, FL, formerly of Dover and Wellesley, died very peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Naples Avow Hospice Facility with his family by his side. Born in Meriden, CT, he was the son of the late Catherine (Michalak) and Stanley J. Sylvester. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Enright) Sylvester who died in 1992, and the loving husband of Naomi (Doran) Cauger Sylvester. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and then graduated from Boston University with a degree in Accounting. He was a proud member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans #189 in Meriden, CT. Ray had an accounting bussiness for over 60 years and cherished the many friendships he had with all of his accounts. He is survived by his wife Naomi of Marco Island, FL, his daughter Karen E. Swenson and her husband Robert of Millis, granddaughters Hillary Swenson Corner and her husband Russell of Norfolk, Mary Rando of Marco Island, Crystal Rando of Billerica, and a great granddaughter Riley Elizabeth Corner, nephews Brian D. Buckley, Robin E. Buckley and his wife Kim and niece and goddaughter Susan E. Porretti and her husband Alan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. to celebrate Ray's life at the Most Precious Blood Church, 30 Centre St., Dover. Burial at Dover Highland Cemetery. Followed by a reception at Kraft Hall-Dover Church, 30 Springdale Ave., Dover. Donations may be made in Ray's memory to the Alzheimer's Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail No. Naples, FL 34102 or the Lam Foundation, 4015 Executive Park Drive, Suite 320, Cincinnati, OH 45241.


Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 29, 2013