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Robert E. Sylvestri Sr. Obituary
Robert E. Sylvestri Sr. May 21, 1936 - November 20, 2010 Norwich - Robert E. Sylvestri Sr. 74, of Griswold died Saturday at the W. W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was born May 21, 1936 in Lincoln, RI son of the late Albert and Lois (Burton) Sylvestri. He retired from United Nuclear and worked 55 years at the Seligman Dairy Farm. For several years he coached for the Newent Church Softball Team in the Norwich Church League. He loved the Red Sox, Traditional Country & Bluegrass Music, farming and fairs. He is survived by four children Robert Sylvestri Jr. and his wife Linda of Griswold, Glenn Sylvestri of Moosup, Lynne Cassidy and her husband Michael of Griswold, Kenneth Silvestri of Plainfield, four grandchildren Joshua Deschamps, Melissa Cassidy, Brian Sylvestri and Zacahariah Silvestri. He also leaves five siblings, Muriel Sylvestri of Norwich, Albert Sylvestri of NC, Richard Sylvestri of Canterbury, Randolph Sylvestri of Voluntown, Cheryl Sylvestri-Christodlous of Lisbon and several nieces and nephews. Calling Hours will be held Tuesday 8:30 am to 11am, with services at 11, at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road/Route 138, Jewett City. Interment will follow in Pachaug Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Newent Congregational Church, 12 South Burnham Highway, Lisbon, CT 06351 or Hiefer International c/o Lynne Cassidy, 181 Campbell Road, Griswold, CT 06351 for the gift of a cow in his memory.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Nov. 22, 2010
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