Lindquist Funeral Home

1 Mayberry Ln, Yarmouth, ME


William Warren Sylvester II

December 27, 1963January 1, 2020
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William (Billy) Warren Sylvester II December 27, 1963 – January 1, 2020

Billy, my beloved brother, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56 on January 1, 2020 at his home in Hollis, ME. He was born on December 27, 1963 in Portland, ME. His parents Judith (Murdoch) Sylvester & William W. Sylvester of Yarmouth predeceased him. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sister Aprillyn (Sylvester) Brunelle and husband Ray of Yarmouth, his niece Brie Newsome and husband Jon of Nashua, NH and their 2-year-old son Declan whom Billy absolutely adored, his niece and Godchild Lexie Brunelle of Dorchester, MA, and nephew Kyle Brunelle of Yarmouth. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends including his very dear friend Sheila Witham.

Billy attended Yarmouth High School where he participated in many sports with soccer being his favorite. He helped his soccer team win the State Soccer Championship in 1982, of which he was extremely proud. Billy graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1983. Billy also was a talented musician, playing the drums since the age of 10. He was mostly a self-taught drummer receiving very few formal lessons and often displayed this special gift playing the drums at parties, family functions and for the Y.H.S. Band. He continued to play the drums well past high school and had the honor to play in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

After high school, Billy attended Truck Driving School in Massachusetts where he received his Class A driving license. He began his driving career with Earle W. Noyes & Sons in Portland and most recently working for Custom Coach & Limousine in Gorham. Billy loved his job with Custom Coach where he thoroughly enjoyed the varied groups of people he met while transporting them to and from many different destinations. Billy also enjoyed the many great co-workers at Custom Coach. He respected and admired all of them. Billy was truly happy when he was working.

In the rare moments when Billy was not working, you could find him immersed in the “great outdoors”. He loved boating, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, hunting, or anything involving the outdoors even if it was just sitting outside on the porch in the early morning with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise.

Billy was a man who appreciated the simple things in life and never took anything for granted. His great sense of humor and loving soul will forever live in the hearts of all the people Billy touched. RIP my dear brother until we meet again.

The Memorial Service for Billy will be held at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME on Saturday, January 11 with a visiting hour beginning at 11:00 am and a Service will immediately follow at 12:00. Funeral arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME 04096. If you wish, you can make a donation in Billy’s memory to the Preble Street Resource Center, 252 Oxford St, Portland, ME 04101.


  • William Warren Sylvester, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Judith (Murdoch) Sylvester, Mother (deceased)
  • Aprillyn (Sylvester) Brunelle (Raymond Brunelle), Sister
  • Brie Newsome (Jon Newsome), Niece
  • Lexie Brunelle (Godchild), Niece
  • Kyle Brunelle, Nephew
  • Sheila Witham, Dear Friend


  • Visiting Hours Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 11, 2020


William Warren Sylvester II

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Sheila Witham

January 22, 2020

My tears are full of memories of you.....forever love

Aprillyn Brunelle

January 14, 2020

There is no one memory that seems to stick out with me but it’s more like a fishbowl full of memories of Billy! I loved my little brother beyond words and I find it so tough to think that going forward in life I will no longer be able to make new memories with him! He was taken from us all much too soon. The numerous mental snapshots of Billy that I do have will always be close to my heart and I will treasure them forever!
Love you very much,

Nancy Pierce

January 13, 2020

It was always a fun time hanging with Billy. He was a great driver and helped out alot when i had questions. You are dearly missed my friend. This is how we used to spend time on trips together. Snap chat

Lisa Asher Doughty

January 12, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Billy's passing. Although I haven't seen him since high school, I remember he was always smiling and was truly a great guy. Rest in Peace Billy.

Jenna Stevens

January 11, 2020

Thank you for the laughter Billy! You were always so fun loving and happiest when you were at work. You always gave me the highest compliments about driving. I’m glad you aren’t in pain anymore Billy and are back with your mom and dad, who you always talked so fondly of. Rest easy my friend, love ya!

This picture suits you and your personality, this is how I want to remember you always!

Darleen LaFontaine

January 10, 2020

My dearest Billy, my fondest memories of you was that big smile and always hugging me on jobs working for Noyes. I never laughed so hard when I found out that you , Chip and Frenchie all drove tractor trailer. None of you looked like the typical driver. We had just mentioned your name the other day when we saw a custom coach bus. We always looked for you. Your bright smiling face will be missed. Love to your family. Jim(Frenchie) and Darleen LaFontaine.

Peter and Melissa Page

January 9, 2020

Peter and Melissa Page

January 9, 2020

Billy was a kind-hearted individual that kept all events light. The world lost an wonderful individual too soon.

Kurt Kimball

January 9, 2020

Billy and I have been on a lot of trips together and it has been a blast. I will miss him and I know he is looking down on all of us. RIP my friend,keep the shiny side up

John Bennett

January 9, 2020

Safe travel my friend, your smiles, laughter and love for others will live on in my memories forever.

Your seat in the motorcoach industry will be difficult to fill as you brought such passion and fun to every trip.

I will remember always as i pass by Starbucks your enjoyment with the coffee and laughter we have shared.