Anna Marie Sylvester 1931-2021

BOARDMAN — Anna Marie Sylvester, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 6, 2021, at home, with her family by her side.

Anna Marie was born March 7, 1931, in Youngstown, the daughter of Anthony and Rose Colangelo Rasile.

She married the love of her life, Joseph Sylvester Sr., on Feb. 9, 1952. In 1956, she worked with her husband at Joseph Sylvester Construction until her retirement in 2005.

Anna Marie was a member of St. Charles Church in Boardman.

She enjoyed sewing, going shopping, listening to music, and loved to travel. They were part of “The Gang” for many years, getting together regularly with their friends. She especially loved to watch her two grandchildren through their life’s many adventures.

Anna Marie will be remembered lovingly by her son, Joseph Jr. (Kathy) Sylvester; her two grandchildren, Joey (fiancee Gabriella Stubbs) and Krysta; and several nieces and nephews, especially Joseph and Laraine Briganti.

Besides her husband, Joseph, who passed away Aug. 4, 2014; and parents; Anna Marie was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Joseph Briganti.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Rossi Brothers and Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave., Boardman, on Monday, May 10, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Anna Marie at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Boardman, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. Please meet directly at church for Mass.

Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored, and all guests whose health allows are kindly asked to please wear a mask at both the funeral home and church. For the health and safety of everyone, visitors are asked not to linger at the funeral home after paying your respects.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Helen Johnson, her caregiver and friend these last four years.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made in her name to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.

Family and friends are encouraged to offer prayers for the family and support via phone call, text, email or may visit the Book of Memories at www.rossifunerals.com.

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