Shirley L. Sylvester, 87, of East Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the St. Francis Hospital.
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She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert C. Sylvester. Shirley was born in Haverhill, Mass., and was daughter to the late Kenneth and Nancy Breed. She was a graduate of New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, 1947. Shirley had been the night nursing supervisor at Mount Sinai Hospital, before retiring in 1986. She as a very proud member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
She is survived and will be dearly missed by a daughter, Gail Noske, and her husband, Ron, of South Windsor; sons, Chuck Sylvester, and his wife, Kathy, of Andover and Ken Sylvester of East Hartford; a sister, Karen Piper, and her husband, James, of Harvard, Mass.; three grandchildren, Christopher Noske, Katie Noske, and Nikole Sylvester; a brother-in-law, Gordon Sylvester; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will begin Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, followed by the prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford.
Visitation hours will be held Friday, April 18, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 17 to Apr. 21, 2014