OBITUARY

Evelyn Cortes Sylvia

October 19, 1931March 25, 2019

Evelyn C. (Cortes) Sylvia, 87, of Dartmouth, MA passed away on Monday, March 26, 2019 after long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of Anthony L. Sylvia; they had been married for 67 years.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of Antonio and Olivia (Medeiros) Cortes. She and her husband raised their family in Acushnet and later moved to Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Dartmouth.

In her earlier years, she was a member of the Junior Women’s Club, a volunteer at the I.H. Schwartz Center for Children, and the St. Francis Xavier Home School Association. Being an avid golfer she was a member of the Monarch Country Club in Palm City, Florida and the Country Club of New Bedford where she won the Women’s Fourball Championship in 1992 with her partner Margie Rogers.

Surviving in addition to her husband Anthony are her three children, Scott Sylvia and his wife Linda of Fairhaven, MA, Jocelyn Garlington of Marshfield, MA, Jill Pelletier and her husband Raymond of Dartmouth, MA. She had nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. James Sylvia and his wife Leigh and their son Oliver James and their daughter Violet Lucille of Pittsfield, MA. Corey Sylvia and his wife Nora of Ludlow, Vermont, Chelsea Vieira and her husband Tyler of Fairhaven, MA, Jeffrey Pelletier and his wife Nataly and their children, Hilario and Raymond Anthony of Dartmouth, MA, Matthew Pelletier and his wife Alexi of Woonsocket, RI, Michael Pelletier of Dartmouth, MA, Thomas (TJ) of Pittsfield, Ma, and Benjamin Garlington of Bourne, MA and Tracey Fischer and her husband Mark and their son Hayden Patrick of Webster, New York.

She is survived by her siblings, Robert Cortes and his wife Deborah of Port Charlotte, FL, Susan Macedo and her husband Jack of Wareham, MA and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Antonio (Tony) Cortes.

She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren for “Grammy’s Candy Store Party”. The event was held for twenty-three consecutive years and was the highlight of the Christmas season for all of the family. She enjoyed many trips to Disney with grandchildren and they affectionately nicknamed her “Goofy Grammy” after the Disney character.

In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated. Relative and friends are invited to meet directly at church for a Memorial Mass at 9:00 am on March 30th at St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. A Private Burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been placed in the hands of Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in her name to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or donate on-line at curealz.org

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Mass Saturday, March 30, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial
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Evelyn Cortes Sylvia

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Phyllis Sheerin

March 29, 2019

Dear Tony, Scott, Jocelyn and Jill, Our sincere sympathy to all of you and your families. Our friendship goes back a long way-to the days when Evelyn was a member of the New Bedford Junior Woman's Club. Before Jill and Jackie were born, on every sunny summer day, she would pick me, Patti and Mike up and we would spend the morning at East Beach and we would always get back in time for the kids to take their afternoon naps. We also enjoyed many other good times with your family and Vic and Jeanne. Hope these pleasant memories help in this difficult time.

Since we won't be able to attend Evelyn's service, know that we will have her in our thoughts.

Love, Phyllis & Jack Sheerin & family



Martha Clancy

March 27, 2019

My deepest condolences to Mr. Sylvia and Evelyn's Family. I have great memories of playing golf with Evelyn at CCNB! So much fun!! Forever thankful Evelyn asked this 18 year old, small town gal to be her partner.. Such an honor!! You are and have been in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort now and in the days to come. Love Martha

Margie Rogers

March 26, 2019

It is with great sorrow that I hear of Evelyn's passing. I have played golf for many years and many of my special times were with Evelyn. She was always so kind to me. I know it meant a lot to her when we won the Four Ball at New Bedford CC . I was fortunate to be able to share that special time with Evelyn. Tony, I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May you RIP Evelyn. Heaven is getting a Angel. All My Love, Margie

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Biography

Evelyn C. (Cortes) Sylvia, 87, of Dartmouth, MA passed away on Monday, March 26, 2019 after long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of Anthony L. Sylvia; they had been married for 67 years.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of Antonio and Olivia (Medeiros) Cortes. She and her husband raised their family in Acushnet and later moved to Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Dartmouth.

In her earlier years, she was a member of the Junior Women’s Club, a volunteer at the I.H. Schwartz Center for Children, and the St. Francis Xavier Home School Association. Being an avid golfer she was a member of the Monarch Country Club in Palm City, Florida and the Country Club of New Bedford where she won the Women’s Fourball Championship in 1992 with her partner Margie Rogers.

Surviving in addition to her husband Anthony are her three children, Scott Sylvia and his wife Linda of Fairhaven, MA, Jocelyn Garlington of Marshfield, MA, Jill Pelletier and her husband Raymond of Dartmouth, MA. She had nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. James Sylvia and his wife Leigh and their son Oliver James and their daughter Violet Lucille of Pittsfield, MA. Corey Sylvia and his wife Nora of Ludlow, Vermont, Chelsea Vieira and her husband Tyler of Fairhaven, MA, Jeffrey Pelletier and his wife Nataly and their children, Hilario and Raymond Anthony of Dartmouth, MA, Matthew Pelletier and his wife Alexi of Woonsocket, RI, Michael Pelletier of Dartmouth, MA, Thomas (TJ) of Pittsfield, Ma, and Benjamin Garlington of Bourne, MA and Tracey Fischer and her husband Mark and their son Hayden Patrick of Webster, New York.

She is survived by her siblings, Robert Cortes and his wife Deborah of Port Charlotte, FL, Susan Macedo and her husband Jack of Wareham, MA and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her brother Antonio (Tony) Cortes.

She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren for “Grammy’s Candy Store Party”. The event was held for twenty-three consecutive years and was the highlight of the Christmas season for all of the family. She enjoyed many trips to Disney with grandchildren and they affectionately nicknamed her “Goofy Grammy” after the Disney character.

In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated. Relative and friends are invited to meet directly at church for a Memorial Mass at 9:00 am on March 30th at St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. A Private Burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been placed in the hands of Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in her name to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or donate on-line at curealz.org