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Sylvia Ballantine

1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Sylvia Ballantine Obituary
Sylvia Ballantine

1928 - 2015 WARDSBORO Sylvia Hattie DeCell Ballantine, 87 of Route 100 passed away peacefully Friday evening, October 30, 2015 at Grace Cottage Hospital, surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Mrs. Ballantine was born on the family farm in Landgrove on May 14, 1928 the daughter of Ervin and Hattie (Wilder) DeCell, one of 14 children. She was raised in Weston where she attended public school On July 17, 1948 in Townshend she married the love of her life, Donald Ballantine. In 1958 Don and Sylvia moved to Wardsboro where they raised their family. Along with raising her own children she helped raise her younger brothers, nieces and nephews over the years. A devoted homemaker, Sylvia's life centered around her family who she loved spending time with. Of her leisure time activities, she enjoyed cooking, baking, camping, watching birds, especially hummingbirds and gardening in her garden of hollyhocks. She was a member of the West River American Legion Auxiliary and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Survivors include two sons, Rick Ballantine and his partner, Kim Leary of Dummerston and Royal Ballantine of Wardsboro, two daughters, Cheryl Coburn and husband, Clem of West Wardsboro and Tracy DeCell of Brattleboro, one brother, Edward DeCell of Brattleboro, six grandchildren, Carrie and Clement Coburn, Colleen Boutin, Amanada Moshovetis and Jeremy Ballantine, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. Additionally she leaves many who knew her as "Gram." She was predeceased by her husband who died on January 25, 1986 and 12 siblings. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside committal services will be conducted Saturday at 11a.m. in the family lot in Round Hill Cemetery in West Townshend with Pastor Peter Carlson officiating. A reception will follow the services to be held at the Wardsboro Community Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wardsboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Wardsboro, VT. 05355. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 5, 2015
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