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Obituary for Lucy Elizabeth Sylvia

Lucy Elizabeth Sylvia, 85, of Pawcatuck, passed away at the Westerly Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2023 surrounded by her family.

Born in Stonington, CT, she was the daughter of the late Lucy and Manuel Sylvia.

Lucy worked at American Velvet Mill in the shearing department for an extraordinary 44 years until they relocated out of state. She was also formerly employed by Foxwoods Casino in the Food & Beverage Dept.
Lucy was a devoted communicant of St. Michael Church and a passionate animal lover. Playing golf was a favorite pastime.

She was the beloved sister of Edward Sylvia and Franklin Sylvia, both of Pawcatuck, and Patricia Sylvia of Westerly; as well as a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Lucy was precedecased by her four brothers, Manual Sylvia, John Sylvia, Joseph Syliva, and Raymond Sylvia; and four sisters, Dorothy Moosey, Georgina Sylvia, Rose Marie Record and Mary Moosey.

Visiting hours will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Thursday, Dec. 14th from 9am - 10:15am, immediately followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 11am at St. Michael Church, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck. Burial will take place at St. Michael Cemetery, Pawcatuck, where Lucy will be laid to rest beside her best friend, the late Lillian Ravenelle.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Lucy’s memory. For online condolences please visit