Yvonne Lewis Sylvia May 8,1923 - March 5, 2014 NORWICH - Yvonne Lewis Sylvia, age 90, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Backus Hospital. She was born on May 8,1923, daughter of Frank and Caroline Lewis. After graduating from NFA, she went on to graduate from the Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing as an RN. Most of her career was spent at the Phelps Radiation Clinic at Uncas on the Thames. She received the Oncology Nurse of the Year Award for the state of Ct. Yvonne was a very dedicated and loving mother and grandmother, and always held a deep appreciation for flowers and nature. Yvonne married Arthur Sylvia on July 9, 1945. He predeceased her in March 2006. She is survived by four children; Carol Pruitt (George), Barbara Schnip (Gary), Thomas Sylvia (Karen), and Patricia Rogers (Richard). She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Matthew Pruitt, Elizabeth Pruitt Dell Orto (Andrew), Zachary Schnip, Alexander Schnip (Alicia), Nolan, Sarah and Rachel Rogers, and two great grandchildren: Brooke Dell Orto and Liliana Sylvia Schnip. She also leaves Stacia Kowal, devoted friend and caregiver. She was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com
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