EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 29, 2013

Anthony 'Tinny' M. Sylvia, 89

Methuen — Anthony “Tinny” M. Sylvia, 89, of Methuen, passed away on Thursday, September 26, at the Nevins Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Barrington, R.I., and was the son of the late Joseph Sylvia of Dracut, Mass., and Irene (Larisa) Sylvia of Barrington. He was raised and educated in Barrington. Tinny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for two tours during World War II, stationed in Germany. Tinny was a mail carrier for United States Postal Service for 25 years prior to his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, singing, golfing, jigsaw puzzles, Red Sox, Patriots, going to Hampton Beach, but most of all being with his family, who meant the world to him.

Tinny is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Josephine (Martini) Sylvia; two daughters, Joanne Sylvia of Methuen, and Maryanne Gagne of Haverhill; three grandchildren, Michelle Morales and her husband, Herman, of Haverhill, Michael Gagne of Methuen, and Matthew Gagne and his wife, Melissa, of Haverhill; seven great-grandchildren, Maria, Taylor, Emily, Natalie, Nathan, Sophie, and Sabrina; brother, Arthur Sylvia and his wife, Marilyn, of Barrington; a sister, Gloria Mowry of Riverside, R.I.; and a former son-in-law, Norman Gagne and his partner, Pat Paar. He was also predeceased by a brother, Karl Sylvia.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, September 30, at 9 a.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, St. Theresa’s Parish, Methuen, with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tinny’s honor may be made to Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, 10 Ingalls Ct., Methuen MA 01844.

Condolences may be made at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Pollard Funeral Home is honored to be handling arrangements for Mr. Sylvia.