Roberts , Sylvia
Sylvia Roberts, 87, born April 21, 1926, passed away peacefully at her home in Old Greenwich on August 17, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Jean, granddaughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, David. She was predeceased by her husband, Owen, in 1974, and her son, John, in 1982. She is also survived by family in the United Kingdom, including her brother, Jim, and sister-in-law, Olga, brothers- and sisters-in-law Arthur, Morfydd, David, Glenys, Myfanwy, and John, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Sylvia was born and raised in the UK, and moved to Canada with her husband and son in the late 1950s. Their daughter was born in Canada, and the family then moved to the United States in the early 1960s. They lived in Shaker Heights, OH, and Silver Spring, MD, before moving to Wilton, CT, in the mid-60s. In 1979, Sylvia moved to Westport, and lived there until 1995, when she moved to be closer to her daughter and family. Over the next few years, they lived near each other or together in West Hartford, CT, Chapel Hill, NC, Seattle, WA, and Old Greenwich, CT. During her career, Sylvia worked in accounting for Brooks Community Newspapers, Perolin, Conoco, General DataComm, and Sears, and attended Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University. She loved long walks at the beach, theater, music, museums, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 29, at 11am, at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. To leave an online condolence visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com