OBITUARY

Nancy J. Sylvain

January 12, 1950May 31, 2021

Nancy J. (Coon) Sylvain, 71 of Dartmouth, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at the Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of David C. Sylvain with whom she shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Leslie E. and Norma (Peach) Coon, she had resided in Dartmouth since 1965. Nancy was a graduate of Dartmouth High School class of 1969 and received her certificate in nursing from Cape Cod Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Parkwood Hospital and later at Dermatology Services in Dartmouth. Nancy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mamie, as she was called by her grandchildren, enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, and family traditions.

In addition to her husband David, she is survived by her children, Matthew C. Sylvain and his wife Maria of Dartmouth and Sarah L. Sylvain of Dartmouth; a sister, Norma Mattsson and her husband Richard of FL; five grandchildren Nicole, Alexis and Andrew Sylvain, Benjamin and Samuel Hanks; niece and nephew, Kristie and Rich Mattsson of FL; an aunt, Joy Thomas of Ohio; and her Godmother, Elsie Haskell of Dartmouth.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nancy's honor may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452, or online at https://act.alz.org.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. Funeral Service to be held at 6:00PM. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private

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Betsy (Bixler) Gurney

June 5, 2021

Dear David, Norma and family, I was very saddened when I read online today that Nancy had passed, as I have very fond memories of her when we were in choir and YPF at Grace Church. She was always a very happy girl, and fun to be with. Because we now live in NC, I will be unable to attend her service. I will certainly remember you and your family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Linda and Ken Marshall

June 4, 2021

Ken and I are so grateful for having known Nancy for 56 years. We have so many memories… being bridesmaid at her wedding.. Nancy was there for me when Christopher was born…Nancy was always there for my mother. We all enjoyed her “pizza dip” on Christmas Eve and have fond memories of our families ski weekend in New Hampshire.
May she Rest In Peace.
With love, Linda and Ken

David Johnson

June 3, 2021

I am saddened to hear of Nancy's passing and send condolences to all family members. David, as you and Nancy were good friends over the many years, even when thousands of miles were between us, I often had both of you in my thoughts with a smile and fond memories. I wish you, David, acceptance and peace in the difficult times to come and Nancy, the heavenly bliss she deserved. I wish I could be in the states to visit and share this time with your family. Nancy's memory will always be a blessing for me.
I will be thinking of you during this time from my home in Thailand.

Rick Crosby

June 3, 2021

David and family,
Our sincere condolences. The memory of Nancy's smile on our MG drives will stay with us.
Rick & Jackie

Kellie Freitas

June 3, 2021

My deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sylvain. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanne Motyl

June 3, 2021

I am so sad to hear that your wife/mom passed. This is heart breaking, my husband mentioned her about 2 wks ago and I said I would try and get in touch with her....now this news. When I started working at Parkwood she was the one that made me feel welcomed. I was the secretary on the 3rd floor and we had so much fun! She was always talking about you kids and David was going to night school at Harvard. I remember her excitement buying the house near the water in Dartmouth & we would talk about all the things she wanted to do!!!! Loved it when I went to visit! I am so, so sorry for your loss and sad we will never catch up with all that has happened in our lives. God Bless you all & may the memories you’ve made last in your heart forever 🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

Pat Pomfret

June 3, 2021

So many memories! Christmas night at Nancy & Dave’s with food galore!
Nancy’s lemon squares(so yummy). Nancy’s smile that could light up a room & most of all her loving heart.
I will miss you dear friend.
Love & sympathy to Dave, Sarah, Matt & Maria, Norma & Richard & all her grandchildren & niece & nephew
Pat Pomfret

nancy souza

June 3, 2021

Frank and I are so sorry to see that Nancy has passed. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Nancy Souza

Jacqueline Robitaille

June 2, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Nancy for many years at Parkwood Hospital. She was a wonderful nurse and a beautiful person. Thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. God bless

Judy Haskell

June 2, 2021

David and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Biography

Nancy J. (Coon) Sylvain, 71 of Dartmouth, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at the Sacred Heart Home. She was the wife of David C. Sylvain with whom she shared 49 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Leslie E. and Norma (Peach) Coon, she had resided in Dartmouth since 1965. Nancy was a graduate of Dartmouth High School class of 1969 and received her certificate in nursing from Cape Cod Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the former Parkwood Hospital and later at Dermatology Services in Dartmouth. Nancy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mamie, as she was called by her grandchildren, enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, and family traditions.

In addition to her husband David, she is survived by her children, Matthew C. Sylvain and his wife Maria of Dartmouth and Sarah L. Sylvain of Dartmouth; a sister, Norma Mattsson and her husband Richard of FL; five grandchildren Nicole, Alexis and Andrew Sylvain, Benjamin and Samuel Hanks; niece and nephew, Kristie and Rich Mattsson of FL; an aunt, Joy Thomas of Ohio; and her Godmother, Elsie Haskell of Dartmouth.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nancy's honor may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452, or online at https://act.alz.org.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. Funeral Service to be held at 6:00PM. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com