Rhea J. Sylvester-Lee
CENTAL FALLS- Rhea J. Sylvestre-Lee, 91, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Donat O. Sylvestre and the late Roland J. Lee.
Mrs. Sylvestre-Lee was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Frederick and Rosealba (Lamontagne) Boucher. She was a lifelong Blackstone Valley resident.
She was a homemaker and also the president of the former R.J. Lee Real Estate in Pawtucket. She was a communicant of St. Cecilia Church and a member of its choir for many years. She also sang with the Cumberland Lincoln Chorus, the Central Falls Senior Chorus and was a former vice-president of the Senior Center of Central Falls.
She leaves her children Claire (Domenick) Fabrizio of Cumberland, Janet (Thomas) Thompson of Severn, MD, Russell (Therese) Sylvestre of Warren, RI and Roger (Betty) Sylvestre of Colebrook, NH, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Robert, Harvey, Leo and Edmond Boucher and the late Irene Hoyle, Anita Lamarre, and Florence Hey.
The funeral will be held from the Darlington Mortuary of L. Heroux & Son, 1042 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket on Friday, April 13th at 9:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Church, Central Avenue, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours in the funeral home on Thursday, April 12th from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Philip Hulitar Center or Rhode Island Right to Life would be appreciated.
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