SYBIL FALK SERMOS
1938 - 2020
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SERMOS, Sybil Falk Of Andover and formerly of Somerville, passed away on October 13, 2020. Beloved wife of 51 years to Kemon A. Sermos. Devoted mother of Evan Sermos and his wife Ann of Andover and Holly Simione and her husband John of Somerville. Cherished grandmother of Caitlin Dotolo and her husband Michael, Lauren Donahue and her husband Adam, Evan Sermos, Jr., Ava Simione and predeceased by Elizabeth Simione. Great-grandmother of Grace and Zoey Dotolo and Conor and Tyler Donahue. Dear sister of Rita Glick of Canton and the late Marian Silverstein. Calling Hours will be held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, on Sunday, October 18th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. All attendees required to wear facial coverings. Interior capacity of the Funeral Home is limited to 50 people at any given time. A Graveside Service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett on Monday, October 19th at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sybil's name can be made to the Mass General Hospital, Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, at www.ftd-boston.org For complete obituary or to send an online condolence, please visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com George L. Doherty Funeral Service Somerville, MA


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Published in Boston Globe from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
Dear Sermos family, my dearest sympathy to all of you. I never met Sybil, but heard wonderful stories about her from my cousin Beverly who was a part of the trio for many decades! I wish I had met Sybil because she sounds like a truly awesome woman! May you all be comforted with memories of your cherished wife, mom, grandma, & great grandma! Blessings to you all, Izzy Nelson
izzy Nelson
October 19, 2020
To Kenny and Sybil's family: I am so very sorry to hear about Sybil. I met Sybil through my cousin Beverly at her house for a dinner party. After meeting her & Kenny, one felt like you knew them for years. Two crazy, fun, and well-traveled people. You could listen to the two of them for hours...in fact, I think we did! So entertaining and down to earth. As much as it's awful that she is gone, I would have to say she lived life to it's fullest and left a lot of people with wonderful memories. Heck. Look at me! I barely knew her and even I have fond memories of her! May she rest in peace and watch over her "just as crazy as her" husband, Kenny.
Francine Nesson
Friend
October 18, 2020
Our thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Love,

Anthony, Michelle, and Chloe Rozakis
October 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Moran
Friend
October 17, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss and hope the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Susan Patri
October 17, 2020
CONDOLENCES TO KENNY AND FAMILY. SUCH A LOSS. SYBIL WAS ALWAYS SUCH GREAT COMPANY. WE SHARED MANY EVENTS AND VISITS OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS, I WAS INTRODUCED THROUGH BEV BARISANO . FORTUNATE TO HAVE KNOWN AND SHARED GOOD TIMES WITH SUCH A TALENTED AND GENEROUS WOMAN. WE WILL MISS HER!!
BUNNY DEAN-MURRAY
Friend
October 17, 2020
Sending our condolences to Uncle Kemon, Holly and John and Evan and Anna and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sybil was a beautiful person and a special aunt, she will be truly missed. With love, Cousins Kenny and Debby
Deb and Ken Silverstein
Family
October 17, 2020
I have some wonderful memories of Sybil going back about 50 years. Sybil was always a great supporter of mine all through my 43 years of public office, more so during my 6 years as an Alderman and my 10 years as Mayor. Sybil was always a very caring, fun loving person and a pleasure for me to be in her company. Thanks Sybil for your friendship.
Gene Brune
Friend
October 16, 2020
Having fun at the PEM Hat Show!
We become close friends when we were all at Art School together many years ago. We had a lot of fun times over the last 60 years. This picture of us, Beverly Barisano, Sybil Sermos and myself at the P.E.M. Museum Hat Show. We decided to make our own hats for the show. We are all friends Forever!
Brenda Kadiff Curry
Friend
October 16, 2020
My memories of Sybil go way back to when we were teenagers working at a summer camp in New Hampshire. Sybil was a friend of my sister Brenda and she suggested me for a job at the camp. It was my first experience at living away from home. It helped me understand the importance of work, family and friends. After I married we moved out of Ma. but often on my return to visit family my sister and I were invited to Sybil & Kenny’s home where she made delectable desserts. She was a great cook and entertained lavishly. We will all miss you Sybil!
Susan Owen
Grand Parent
October 16, 2020
Sybil, Beverly and Brenda--Forever friends since they were 14 years old!
Sybil Falk Sermos was my dear friend for 68 years, more like a sister I never had. She and Brenda Kadiff Curry and I were a "Triumvirate" of friends and artists. Art was our connection, but love and respect was the glue that tied us together. Our lives intertwined. Our loves, desires and caring of one another and our lives that we lived, cannot be expressed. She will always be a part of us. 10/16/20 Beverly Brody Barisano
Beverly BARISANO
Friend
October 16, 2020
Sybil's Dance of the Neurons
I and my entire team feel honored to have known Sybil and to have basked in the glow of her powerful, joyful light. She gave us the idea for the annual Evening of the Arts for FTD gala that we hold every year and we are dedicating the 6th annual event tonight to Sybil. More importantly, she brought such optimistic energy and a spirit of delight to everything she did even when the topic or activity was as difficult as brain conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to you, Sybil's family and friends, and want you to know that we have the utmost admiration for Sybil. We will cherish her spirit, humanity, and art as an inspiration to us always.
Brad Dickerson
Friend
October 16, 2020
Sybil was a wonderful lady and a good friend to my mother in law, Brenda Curry. She will be missed greatly by all. Peace and love to everyone.
Trish Kane
Friend
October 16, 2020
Dear Kenny, Children and Grandchildren of Sybil, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sybil brought laughter and beauty to everyone's life. I knew her as a good friend for over 45 years. She was the matriarch of the family and made sure everyone was ok. In addition to her magnificent art, she was a great cook and a truly GOOD person. I send my love and prayers to all of you.
sandra kriensky
Family
October 16, 2020
I have so much respect for Sybil, and so much pride to be related to someone as wonderful as she was. I always felt close to her, and I cherish her honesty, her sensitivity, her generosity, and her humor. As I grew older, I recognized more and more how amazing her talents were as a human being. While we spoke fairly regularly over the last few years, we had not seen each other in a while, and I unfortunately took for granted that there would be many more years to come where we would have a chance to spend time together. It feels like a great loss that this will not be possible. So sad about this, and especially sad for Kemon, Holly, Evan, and the grandchildren. I will miss her.
Bob Silverstein
Family
October 15, 2020
Sybil, so sweet, loving and kind, talented, open hearted and a friend to all. I loved her dearly and she will be missed, but in my heart alway. Heaven will be a better place, with her in it and her family will cherish all her wonderful memories, that she made for them. She was a Gift to the world and loved by everyone that she met.Sending my love and prayers to the entire family.
jane Booras
Friend
October 15, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of of Sybil's passing. We were friends for over 25 years. She was truly a great lady, Mother, Wife, and Grandmother. This make me very sad. My love and thoughts to all of your family. Jackie Veri & Family
Jackie Veri
Friend
October 15, 2020
Sybil was a wonderful woman who radiated love and happiness. She was warm and caring and I know she was always helpful. I'm so sorry for your loss and may her memory be eternal. Love to all the family.
GEORGIA WOODSWORTH
Friend
October 15, 2020
Aunt Syb & Uncle Ken
Our heart is broken. You will be with us forever Aunt Sybil. -Evelyn, Jimmy, & Glenn
Evelyn Duffy
October 15, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss. Clearly the love for her family emulates through her children and grandchildren ♥
Stacie Selfridge
Friend
October 15, 2020
We send our love and prayers to a wonderful artist, baker, chef, wife, mother, grandmother and friend--forever in our hearts we carry her spirit! Love, Beverly and Dena
Dena BARISANO
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