Margaret J. Sylvia

June 4, 1922April 5, 2020

Margaret J. (Ferreira), age 97, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Frank D. Sylvia.

Born in Somerset, a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Rose (Nazareth) Ferreira she was a longtime resident of Somerset and Fall River.

A graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1940, she earned a nursing degree from Beth Israel School of Nursing in 1944 and attended various specialty schools for Prosthetics & Orthotics in the U.S.

A Registered Nurse at Truesdale for many years, she was also the former co-owner of the Frank D. Sylvia & Son Trucking Company and retired as a certified Prosthetic/Orthotics Registered Nurse from Schumacher Orthopedics in Fall River in 1993.

A former member of the Fall River Historical Society, the Fall River and American Philatelic Societies, RI Postcard Club, she was actively involved in the promotion of the Fall River Philatelic Society Stamp shows, the popular Collectorama Collectibles and Sports Celebrity Shows.

With a great devotion to her faith and family, she unselfishly gave to everyone who required assistance and her home was always open to the unfortunate. An avid reader, she was a dedicated Red Sox and Patriot’s fan.

Margaret leaves her dear friends and caretakers, Ed Stefanik and Sue Dionne Smith; two nieces, Ann Carothers and Rosalie Santana and nephew, William Pelland. She was the mother of the late Frank “Buddy” Sylvia, Jr. and sister of the late Joseph, George and Robert Ferreira and Mary Worsley and Annie Santana.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, her services will be private for immediate family only. Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset. Contributions in her honor may be made to the Catholic TV, c/o Rev. Robert P. Reed, 34 Chestnut St., Watertown, MA 02471.


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Margaret J. Sylvia

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John Fielding

April 7, 2020

Dear Margaret,
When I was born you came into my Life.
Also I was involved in your Life, with Mary & Red Sunday
Visit in Somerset with Buddy going down stairs to see the Dogs.
Watching you drive those Big Mack Trucks.
I always enjoyed talking to You, and so did Carol, we had some
Good times Together ... I Will never forget to put You in my
Prayers each night.
''Peace be with You'' Carol & Jackie ***

Kerren Cook

April 5, 2020

Margaret, my heart hurts today. You were an amazing woman with a heart of gold. You made me smile every time I saw your face. I will never forget you and you will remain in my heart forever. I never got to give you that sweater either and you reminded me every time I saw you. Fly with the angels and your son for eternity!! Love you Margaret. My friend.


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