Yolanda R. (Relleva) Sylvia, age 95, of Brockton, died June 14, 2020 at Life Care Center of West Bridgewater. She was the wife of the late John E. Sylvia. Yolanda was born and raised in Brockton, daughter of the late Paul and Francesca Relleva. Her father was a well-known cobbler in downtown Brockton.
Yolanda was a 1942 graduate of Brockton High School, attended Boston City Hospital and graduated from Morton Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She was a registered nurse and had worked for the old and new Phaneuf Hospitals and retired from Cardinal Cushing Hospital. In her retirement, she had worked for several local nursing homes.
Yolanda was a wonderful mother but what gave her most enjoyment in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children John E. Sylvia, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Plymouth, June Sylvia of Brockton and Paul Sylvia E. Bridgewater and his partner Pamela Galligan; her grandchildren Michelle Spriggs, Matthew Sylvia and Mariesa Fernald; great grandchildren Amber, Morgan, Ethan, Leah, Alex and Emma. She was the sister of the late Dora, Blanche, Deletta and Mary.
Yolanda’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Life Care Center of West Bridgewater for their kindness and care of their mother.
Funeral services will be private with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Yolanda’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to the Hospice of One’s Choice.