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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Sylvia M. Farris

May 24, 1924October 15, 2019
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Sylvia Montalbono Farris was born in Houston, Tx on May 24th, 1924 to Sylvester and Angela Montalbono, who came to America from Sicily in 1912. Syliva went to be with her Lord and savior on October 15, 2019. Sylvia was married to Aalon Pat Farris for 52 years. They raised 2 daughters, Linda and Elaine and 2 sons, Kenneth and James. Through the years, Sylvia owned multiple small businesses. She was an accomplished seamstress and tailor, a gifted baker and carter. She was also a dedicated hospital volunteer for over 20+ years. Sylvia also had a passion for gardening and an avid love for the outdoors.

She was preceded in death by parents Sylvester and Angela Montalbono, husband Aalon Pat Farris, 10 brothers and sisters, son Kenneth Wayne Farris, grandson David Lewis and great granddaughter Samantha Quesada. She is survived by her sister Mary Bedford, children Linda Alexander, Elaine Conaughty and James Farris, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild as well as countless other family members and friends.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow immediately after services at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Amy Lochte

October 17, 2019

Dear Linda, Elaine and James and Families,

Sorry for your mom's passing and our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your families. Sylvia loved her daylilies, her garden, and she enjoyed her family and husband. Edna and Mac had the best neighbors during their middle age years out there on Upland Dr. The memories of all the stories each family told and shared in their daily lives were priceless. Good neighbors are hard to come by. 95 years what a bench mark for a good life well lived. Happy times at her 90th birthday celebration eating bar-be-q and sides and having cake and blue bell ice cream for desert. What a treat with family and friends all present. Cricket was her buddy later at her wonderful home in Katy, he was her best friend when she was not busy with family. Now she is with Pat and Kenneth, her mom and brothers and sisters. Blessings and Prayers for hope and peace during this time of her loss.

Amy Lochte McAnaney next door neighbor......

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