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Frederick H. Sylvester, 79 of Enfield, passed away peacefully after a long illness with his loving family at his side on Sunday Oct. 11, 2009 when he went home to be with his daughter, Lynda in Heaven. He was the beloved husband of Jeannine (Coulombe) Sylvester and son of the late Hermes and Gala (Bashaw) Sylvester. He was born On March 3, 1930 in Montgomery Center, VT and had resided in Enfield for the past 47 years. He served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during WW II. Prior to retiring in 1992 Fred was employed with Hamilton/Sundstrand for 40 years, after retirement he was a crossing guard for the town of Enfield. In his leisure time he enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo and most of all time spent with his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Fred was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus formerly with Council 50, Enfield and the Broad Brook Council and a member of St. Martha's Church.
Besides his wife of 56 years Jeannine, he is survived by his three sons and their wives; Allen & Rosanne Sylvester, Richard & Carol Ann Sylvester and Dennis & Pamela Sylvester all of Enfield, his nine beloved grandchildren; Jennifer Aiken (Russell), Kathleen Peterson (Eric), Richard K. Sylvester, Jr (Elizabeth), Matthew Sylvester (April), Tara Sylvester, Marilyn Deni (Edward), Brenda Tenerowicz, Michael Tenerowicz and Christopher Tenerowicz, his great grandchildren; Nicholas Sylvester, Evan Sylvester, Rielly Aiken, Braidyn Sylvester, Katlyn Deni, Lauren Deni and his special great grandson AJ "Peanut" Sylvester. He also is survived by a brother, Robert Sylvester (Edie) of E. Hartford, a special brother-in-law, Bruno Coulombe of Canada, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins in the US and Canada. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lynda J. Sylvester (6/20/08). Fred's family would like to thank the staff of Blair Manor and the Visiting Nurses and Health Services Hospice Program for the exceptional and compassionate care given to Fred.
Relatives and friends may gather with the family during calling hours on Thursday Oct. 15, 2009 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield. Funeral services will be held on Friday Oct. 16, 2009 with the procession forming at 9:00 a.m. from Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels to St. Martha's Church for a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial followed by interment with military honors in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.