Mrs. Sylvia B. Lechan

February 12, 1924February 13, 2018

Sylvia B. (Maerowitz) Lechan, age 94, of Fall River, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Dr. Harry M. Lechan to whom she has been married for the past 71 years.

Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Ethel (Platow) Maerowitz. Mrs. Lechan was a graduate of Norwalk High School, completed one year of nurses training at Norwalk Hospital and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. From 1942 to 1944, during WWII, she worked at the Sikorsky Aircraft Factory in Bridgeport, CT as an assembler made famous by “Rosie the Riveter”. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a member of Temple Beth El in Fall River.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Ronald M. Lechan and his wife Carole of Natick, Alan R. Lechan and his wife Judy of Dartmouth, Lawrence B. Lechan of Westport; one daughter, Cynthia G. Goodman and her husband Steve of Hollywood, FL; four grandchildren, Arianna, Jeremy, Jonathan, Lailee; one great grandchild, Jenna and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Aaron and Max Maerowitz.

Her graveside service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 1:00PM in the Hebrew Cemetery, 73 McMahon Dr., Fall River. In lieu of flowers contributions in her honor may be made to the Tufts Medical Center, Cardiology Dept. Development Office, Box 231, 800 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111. Shiva will be observed Friday at the home of Alan Lechan from 2:00 – 5:00PM and at the home of Ron Lechan Sunday 3:00 – 5:00PM and 7:00 – 9:00PM and Monday – Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. For tributes or directions:


  • Graveside Service Friday, February 16, 2018

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Melissa Vieira

February 20, 2018

To the Lechan family,

My deepest condolences on the passing of Sylvia. She was a very special lady to so many. It is difficult to lose such a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. It was a great pleasure and blessing to kbow her.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you journey through this painful time.

May her beautiful soul and smile continue to touch us , as it did in so many meaningful ways.

February 18, 2018

To the entire Lechan family-my sincerest condolences on the death of your beloved Sylvia, a beautiful woman who always had a smile on her face for me.
Bill Chebot

Ashley Leonard

February 16, 2018

Condolences actor-Larry on the loss of yr mom... what a difficult time! We just moved my mom into a memory care place, so those emotions are raw. I know how much time & energy you have spent with yr parents, and will continue to spend with yr Dad, I'm sure! They are blessed to have you.
Ashley & Dorothy - tenants extraordinaire

Henry&Nancy Vaillancourt

February 15, 2018

Our most sincerest of condolences. We know what you are going through-