D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Jeanne Evelyn (Maylin) Sylvestro

May 17, 1926May 17, 2020

Jeanne Evelyn (Maylin) Sylvestro, 94, of East Hartford, loving wife of 63 years of the the late Cesidio “Joe” Sylvestro, died on her 94th birthday (Sunday, May 17, 2020) at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Leominster, MA on May 17, 1926, a daughter of the late Wallace “Ted” L. and Angela R. (Murphy) Maylin, she had resided in East Hartford since 1957. She was a former communicant of St. Christopher Church, East Hartford.

Jeanne graduated from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later graduated from the University of Hartford where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education. Prior to her retirement, Jeanne was employed for 25 years as an Art Teacher at Sunset Ridge Elementary School, East Hartford. She enjoyed gardening, solving puzzles, and loved to travel. She was also very talented in needle-work, crocheting, and sewing.

Jeanne leaves several people to mourn her passing as she will be dearly missed by cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, former students, and friends.

Due to the current health crisis, private funeral services and burial at Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jeanne’s name may be made to the C. Joseph Sylvestro Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First New England Credit Union, 616 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


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Thomas Gorton

May 28, 2020

Jeanne Sylvestro was my art teacher at Sunset Ridge School during my kindergarten and first grade years, 1955 - 1957. In 1957 she and Joe bought our home on Milwood Road where Jeanne and Joe lived until their passing.

Kind, compassionate, wonderful people dedicated to educating and inspiring young people, their example will be missed. I have many fond memories of them and we joyously reconnected 13 years ago in my early childhood home of Milwood Road.

Thank you Jeanne, I never forgot you and will always remember you. You and Joe left an indelible mark on me.

Thomas J. Gorton
Nanning, Guangxi China
East Hartford, Connecticut


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