September 12, 1911 - January 13, 2014

Burial Date May 12, 2014


SYLVESTER, LEAFIE A., 102, of North Barre Manor, passed away on January 13, at Berlin Health & Rehab. Born in Montgomery on September 12, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Leo E. and Viola (Pudvah) Sylvester. She attended school in Montgomery. Leafie worked for Independent Telephone Co. of Montgomery as a telephone operator for several years. She then went to work for both Vogue and Topsey Manufacturing companies of Massachusetts as a seamstress, retiring in 1975. Leafie was a lifetime resident of Montgomery until moving to Barre in 1989 to be closer to her sister, Elaine V. Pollander. While in Barre, she enjoyed going to garage sales with her sister, visiting friends and relatives, Sunday rides with her sister and brother-in-law. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking and volunteering at North Barre Manor. She was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Montgomery Center and a member of St. Monica’s Church in Barre. She was a devoted Catholic. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Simone Sylvester of Enosburg, along with four nieces, Bonnie Dodge of East Montpelier, RoseAnn Longley of Enosburg, Linda Vachon of Berkshire and Anita Woodward of Montgomery Center, as well as two nephews, Leo Sylvester of Enosburg and Robert Sylvester of Swanton; several great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews; and her senior companion, Helen Garneau. Leafie was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Rocky Pollander; four bothers, Lawrence, Gerald, Carmine and Merrill Sylvester; a niece, Judy A. Pollander Ferno; and a nephew, Leo Pollander. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 11am at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Montgomery Center.

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