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Veronica Sylvester

January 25, 1931 - October 31, 2022

Burial Date November 7, 2022

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Veronica “Ronnie” Sylvester, 91 of Waterford, entered eternal life Oct. 31, 2022. She was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Norwich, daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Bychkowsky) Machnicki.

Ronnie attended local schools in Norwich, and graduated from Norwich Free Academy. She was the youngest of ten children. She was united in marriage, to Salvatore “Sal” Sylvester Sr. May 6, 1950, in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Sal passed June 23, 2009.

Ronnie volunteered as a candy stripper when she was in high school and all throughout her life. She was an avid tennis player of over 45 years winning many tournaments with her dear late friend Carol “Pezz.” She played tennis faithfully until the COVID epidemic. She would play with a wonderful group of friends at Toby May Field in New London, which was lovingly named “Ronnie’s Tennis Club.” She found great pleasure being a caregiver to those in need. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Waterford.

She is survived by three children and their spouses: Salvatore “Sal” and Cheryl Sylvester Jr. of Waterford, David and Sherry Sylvester of Middletown, and Pam and the late Bill Poirier of Quaker Hill; seven grandchildren: Scott, Nick, Lena, Michael, Bryan, Jadon and Noah; and nine great-grandchildren.

Her family will receive relatives and friends from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 7, at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Avenue, New London. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, Mom would like you to send a “I’m thinking of you!” card to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while to tell them you love them.


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