Judy L. (Mather) Sylvia, 64, of Ledyard, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at home with her family by her side. Judy courageously battled pancreatic cancer for two years.
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Judy was born on Aug. 6, 1943, in New London, to the late Frank S. and Myrtle (Paige) Mather.
Judy was married to Ronald Sylvia on Oct. 28, 1961, in Westerly. Over the years, she worked as a school bus aide for the Town of Groton and a dental assistant at Wood River Health Services in Hope Valley. Judy was recently employed by Pool Care in Pawcatuck.
Judy loved babies and children and was always willing to help anyone in need. She enjoyed vacationing, and especially loved the beach. Judy was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church in Groton.
Besides her parents, Judy was predeceased by her sister, Grace Mather Johnson in 1992 and a brother, Edward Mather in 2005.
Judy leaves her husband, Ronald Sylvia; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Woody Douville of Pawcatuck; granddaughter, Aimee Douville of Pawcatuck; brothers, Frank S. Mather Jr. of Quaker Hill and Gary Mather of Griswold; a special friend and sister-in-law, Vicky Mather of Quaker Hill; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A service in her memory will be held Tuesday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton. Burial will follow at Stonington Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southeastern CT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360 or to Christ United Methodist Church, 200 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340.
The Sylvia family invites you to visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com for the online guest book.
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Published in The Westerly Sun on Mar. 3, 2008