Joshua Sylvia

Joshua E. Sylvia

Friday, March 26th, 2021
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Joshua E. Sylvia, beloved fiancé of Lacey Roy, of Mason Road, Brooklyn, CT, passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2021 at the age of 44.

Born in Westerly, he was the cherished son Deborah Sylvia and Michael Collins of Pawcatuck.

Joshua was employed as a warehouse manager for the J.F. Petro Group. He enjoyed golfing and was a member at Foster Country Club. He also played softball in Killingly and was an avid NY Yankees, Duke basketball and Miami Dolphin fan.

In addition to Lacey and his parents, Deborah and Michael, he will be sadly missed by his two sons, Lucas Sylva and Connor Sylvia, both of Sturbridge, Mass, Lacey’s two children, Lilly Verraneault and Brody Dexter; and two sisters, Lindsey Collins of Pawcatuck and Stephanie Collins of San Diego, CA. Joshua is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Judy Sylvia of Pawcatuck. His beloved Boxer, Duke, also survives him. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Catherine and Vincent Sardo, as well as his uncle Stephen Sylvia.

Visiting hours with strict COVID-19 gathering, distancing and mask compliance will be held on Wednesday from 5-8pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Funeral service and burial will be private. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

    Private, --
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Sterling and Lauren Muir

Posted at 01:41pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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Jeffrey Talty

Posted at 01:23pm
My sincere sympathy
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LaPorte Dianel

Posted at 09:54am
So sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. My husband and I golf with him several years ago. He was always a pleasure to be around. Always laughing. My condolences to the family and everyone that knew him.
Diane Laporte

Carl Johnson

Posted at 08:03pm
The Sylvia Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Carl Johnson

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