Ann Marie Sylvia

August 12, 1961May 5, 2020

Ann Marie (Abreu) Sylvia, of E. Freetown, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. She was the wife of Doug Sylvia to whom she was married to for almost 37 years.

Born in Dartmouth, she was the daughter of Mary M. (Ganansa) Abreu and the late Manuel Abreu.

Ann was a graduate of Dartmouth High School and went on to become the Vice President of Deposit Operations for Bay Coast Bank. She was in the banking industry for over 30 years. She will be remembered for her loving and caring nature.

Besides her husband and mother, Ann is survived by her siblings; Joan Britto of Dartmouth and Brian Abreu and his wife Michelle of Dartmouth as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Daniel Abreu.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, Ann’s funeral services will be private for the immediate family. A memorial Mass will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Her funeral arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset.


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Debra White

May 12, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Doug & their family! I worked for a brief time with Ann at NBIS. She was always such a caring & thoughtful person! May her family find peace in their memories of her.
Debra L White

Tim Girard

May 11, 2020

Ann was such an amazing person and so easy to talk to. I will miss our daily chats and her infectious smile. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. My prayers go out to Doug and her entire family.
Tim Girard
BayCoast Bank

Luisa Cesar

May 9, 2020

Ann Marie you always will be in our family hearts. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Alberta Gregory

May 8, 2020

My condolences to the Abreu family. Mary we were neighbors for over 50 years. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time, Joan and Brian you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Agnes Figueira

May 8, 2020

My heartfelt and sincere sympathy goes out to Ann Marie’s entire family. Ann Marie was a kind and compassionate woman to everyone she met. She will be missed. Wish I could give you all a hug. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue (DeJesus) Cunha

May 8, 2020

I’m beyond heartbroken at the loss of my friend Ann!! 😢 We have been friends since middle school, and had a lot of laughs and fun over the years. She had a heart of gold, and smile from ear to ear. ❤️ Hugs and prayers to her husband Doug; and her many family and friends who will miss her always! 😇

Melissa Cloutier

May 8, 2020

Such a sweet woman who will be missed by all who worked with her- our condolences to her husband and family at such a difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
BayCoast coworkers,
Paul and Melissa Cloutier

Carol Power

May 8, 2020

my sympathy to family, friends and co workers, very nice lady

Mary Winsper

May 8, 2020

Dear Doug and family,
Our sympathy for the sudden and unexpected loss of Ann. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest peacefully. Hold all your memories close to your heart.

God Bless,
The Winsper Family
Joe Jr., Mary, Joey lll, Patrick, & Michael

Nicholas M. Christ

May 8, 2020

How we as a society deal with death is different depending upon your beliefs. I can speak of my belief as a Christian and know that Ann is in a much better place. Her kindness and caring that she brought to her job each and every day did not go unnoticed not here and I know not up there. It is important that all we all remember the great attributes that Ann brought to her job and to her life and we honor her by striving to the best of our attributes, to emulate these in our own. May God Bless Ann and May God grant us the strength and wisdom to follow her path. She will be missed by all. Sincerely, Nicholas M. Christ - President & CEO BayCoast Bank


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