Hilda A. Syde

March 27, 1923February 10, 2018

Hilda A. (Emmett) Syde, age 94, of Fall River, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late Oscar J. Syde.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late William and Hannah (Kay) Emmett, she was a lifelong resident of the city.

She attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and worked as a Seamstress in the Garment Industry for many years and was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union of America. She also worked in the cafeteria at Kuss Middle School and the Lincoln School.

She was an active communicant of the former Sacred Heart Church and was a member of their Women’s Guild and Linden Club. She was a member of the Fall River Lodge of Elks, post #118 and the Women’s Auxillary of the National Guard. An avid Red Sox Fan, she enjoyed playing Bingo and most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. Syde and his wife Kathleen of Tiverton, William G. Syde and his wife Sue of Westport; two grandchildren, Shawn and Jessica Syde and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Melba Benoit, William, Norman, Edward, Clifford, and Milton Emmett and she was the sister-in-law of the late Barbara Emmett.

Her visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30AM in the St. Margaret Mary Chapel at Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Catholic Memorial Home, 2446 Highland Ave., Fall River, MA 02720. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hilda A. Syde

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Pattey Wright

February 13, 2018

Bill, Tom, Sue
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for the loss.

Jim Roberts

February 13, 2018

Bill and Sue, Lori and are very sorry for your loss. It's been a tough time of late , you're all in our prayers.

David White

February 12, 2018

Tom, Bill, Please accept my condolences at the time of your lose.

Manny & Ellie Leite

February 12, 2018

Dear Syde Family & Extended Family Members: We send our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved Mrs. Syde. We enjoyed visiting her at Catholic Memorial. She was a pleasant and dear lady. She rests peacefully in the Loving Arms of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. May you feel God's comforting embrace at this most difficult time of loss. Our hugs, prayers, love and thoughts are with all of you.

Judith McKane

February 12, 2018

Dear Tom and Bill , I have fond memories of Hilda and Oscar all the times spent at your house,growing up with you both . Hilda was a lovely person inside and out. Mom and I loved and will miss her very much. Our prayers are with you all.

Kitty Benoit

February 12, 2018

Bye Aunt Hilda. You will be missed. Say hello to the ones that was waiting for you.

Aime Delaney

February 12, 2018

Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Moe Maltais

February 12, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathy.
She was a great person and I can't help but smile when I remember all good times we had. Rest in peace.

Susan Mello

February 12, 2018

To the Syde Family:
I am Mitt's niece on Barbara's side. I remember Hilda well as a very lovely lady, and I'm sure she will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

Susan (Peckham) Mello

February 12, 2018

To the Syde Family:

I am one of Mitt's nieces on Barbara's side. I remember Hilda well. She was a very lovely lady, and I'm sure she will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

Susan (Peckham) Mello