MARION — Ruth B. (Deterra) Sylvia, 100, of Marion passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Sippican healthcare Center in Marion. She was the wife of the late Manuel F. Sylvia of Mattapoisett.
Born and raised in Fairhaven, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Ethel (Sylvia) Deterra. Ruth was a proud graduate of Fairhaven High School, Class of 1934, where she was a star athlete. She enjoyed her memories of Fairhaven and her lifelong friends from high school.
After her marriage to Manny “Man well” Sylvia, Ruth settled in Mattapoisett where she spent many happy years as a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and the times that she spent with her family.
She is survived by her devoted son, David A. Sylvia and his wife Ellen of Mattapoisett; her daughter, Jacqueline Sylvia Wheaton of Trenton, Maine; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Patrick and Heather Wheaton of Maine and three great grandchildren, Malia, Kate and Olivia Wheaton. Mrs. Sylvia was the sister of the late Ethel Dubois, Lucille Sylvia and Arnold DeTerra.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 10:30am in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. For memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.