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Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA

OBITUARY

James Sylvia

July 26, 1920September 14, 2019
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James Sylvia, age 99 of Dartmouth passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Hathaway Manor. He was the husband of the late Mary C. (Fernandes) Sylvia with whom they shared 68 loving years together.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Manuel and Mary (Correia) Sylvia. He attended Bentley University where he studied accounting and finance. He received his certification in 1962 as a Certified Public Accountant. James served in the Army as a Master Sergeant, was an avid sports fan and followed politics. He loved his family but enjoyed being a Grandfather to his beautiful granddaughter Brooke, his pride and joy. He will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by a son, Robert J. Sylvia and his wife Karen of Dartmouth; a granddaughter, Brooke and her fiancé Anthony J. Gomes of New Bedford; two nieces, Linda Methia and her husband Richard of Shrewsbury, Diana Shumway of Northboro, and many other nieces. James was predeceased by his brothers, Ernest, John and Arthur Sylvia and his sister Lena.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:00am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. His visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Veterans Transition House, 344 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. For on-line tributes please visit our website at www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Raymond Arruda

September 24, 2019

Bob; Please accept our condolences on the loss of your father. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In sympathy, Ray & Arlene Arruda

Dianne & Larry Manion

September 17, 2019

Dear Bob, Karen Brooke & Anthony,
We feel your loss at the passing of your Dad, & Grandfather! So sorry we never got to meet him, he sounds like a great person to talk with!! Bless his heart for being 99 years old! He had so much love from his family and what a wonderful family you all are!! You are in our prayers and Wish we could be with all of you at this hard time!! Love and prayers, Dianne & Larry Manion❤️❤️🙏🙏

David Rancourt

September 16, 2019

Karen Bob an Brooke so sorry for your loss. I loved the that old man , always talking about the Patriots an Red Sox . Always had a great time. Rest in peace Jim no worries you raised a great son an has a great wife an daughter. Tell Dad hi when you see him an everyone else we know.

Paula Gomes

September 16, 2019

Bob, Karen, Brooke, & Anthony,
I'm thinking of you all and sending prayers to help get you through this difficult time. Jimmy was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten. We are all so lucky to have know him.
XOXO
Love, Paula Gomes

Robert & Doreen Faiella

September 15, 2019

Dear Bob , Karen & Brooke,
So sorry to hear the loss of your dad. Heard many great things about him. He had a long life which he was happy now at peace and no more suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Bob & Doreen

Eunice Rancourt

September 15, 2019

Bob, Karen, and Brooke
I’m so sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there with you. Jim will be missed.

Love, Mom

Denise Stanton

September 15, 2019

Bob, Karen, and Brooke
I will always remember the good times that we shared and all the conversations that I had with Jim. Of course we will never forget the first time that I met Jim on the steps of the church at your wedding! Rest In Peace my friend till we meet again.

Love, Denise

Jameson DePaola

September 15, 2019

Uncle Bob, Aunty Karen, and Brooke
Words cannot express! I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared. Enjoyed talking Red Sox and Patriots with Jim. He always took time to talk with you and would give you some words of wisdom. It was a blessing to be part of his life.
Love always
Jameson

Linda Methia

September 15, 2019

Uncle Jimmy, we loved celebrating your birthdays with you. We could always count on you to order a chocolate cake. You were an important part of our lives, and we have wonderful memories of the great times we shared over the years, from Saturday night dinners to the side-splitting ice cream tasting contest. We love you, and you will always be in our hearts. Au revoir, dear Jimmy. Linda and Richard

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Biography

James Sylvia, age 99 of Dartmouth passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Hathaway Manor. He was the husband of the late Mary C. (Fernandes) Sylvia with whom they shared 68 loving years together.

Born in New Bedford, he was the son of the late Manuel and Mary (Correia) Sylvia. He attended Bentley University where he studied accounting and finance. He received his certification in 1962 as a Certified Public Accountant. James served in the Army as a Master Sergeant, was an avid sports fan and followed politics. He loved his family but enjoyed being a Grandfather to his beautiful granddaughter Brooke, his pride and joy. He will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by a son, Robert J. Sylvia and his wife Karen of Dartmouth; a granddaughter, Brooke and her fiancé Anthony J. Gomes of New Bedford; two nieces, Linda Methia and her husband Richard of Shrewsbury, Diana Shumway of Northboro, and many other nieces. James was predeceased by his brothers, Ernest, John and Arthur Sylvia and his sister Lena.
His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:00am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, followed by his Mass of Christian

Burial at 10:00am at St. Julie Billiart Church, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. His visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Veterans Transition House, 344 County Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. For on-line tributes please visit our website at www.waring-sullivan.com