Sylvia E. Norat(1924 - 2014)

Sylvia E. Norat

AGE: 89 • Wilmington

Sylvia E. Norat, age 89 of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home, with her daughters by her side.

She was born on August 3, 1924 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Andres Torres Rivera and Francisca Carcolze Santiago.

Sylvia married Angel Rafael Norat Torres in 1945. Angel served in the US Army, allowing their family to travel the world. They would spend several years in Japan where Sylvia developed an affinity for Japanese culture, art and styling. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed gardening and the companionship of her pet dogs over the years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nydia Norat Torres and Elsie Henderson and her husband, Bob; her grandchildren, Chad Henderson and his wife, April Loveday and Brandon Henderson and his wife, Jennifer; her great-grandchildren, Benjamin and William Henderson; and her sister, Ada Torres Carcolze.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Angel.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Doherty Funeral Homes - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 999-8277

Published in The News Journal on July 2, 2014