Dorothy Sylvia, 85, passed away in Los Angeles after a brief illness. She was born in New Bedford, lived 50 years at Bliss Corner in South Dartmouth, and spent the last 10 years with her daughter in California. Dorothy was the daughter of Manny and Mary Medeiros and the youngest of seven children. She was married to Earl Sylvia, deceased on October 20, 1967. She is survived by her daughter Diane; son-in-law Nicolae; grandson Alex; her two goddaughters Lorraine Payton and Carol Westgate; her cousins Dolores and Everett Furtado and many nieces and nephews. Her first job was as a presser at Leading Sportswear. Her most favorite position was at the Paul Dever School in Taunton where she worked for 16 years until retirement helping special needs adults. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, reading, creative writing, listening to opera and fado music, dancing and going out to eat with family and friends. She was a devout Catholic. Viewing: Aubertine-Lopes, Friday, Nov 13th 4-8pm Funeral Mass: St. Mary's Church, Saturday, Nov 14th 9:00am In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in her memory to the Neediest Family Fund c/o Salvation Army 619 Purchase St. New Bedford, Ma 02740

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  1. Dearest Mom,
    Although I have brought you back to Massachusetts to be buried next to your beloved husband, Earl, my Dad, I know you both are rejoicing now in heaven, basking in the eternal, comforting love of our Lord.
    I am so glad that you spent the last ten years with us in Manhattan Beach; sharing all the holiday and birthday dinners, and Alex’s comings and goings.
    Tia Dolly, Barbara, Lynda and I will always remember the nice meals we enjoyed at Norms, The Cheesecake Factory and The Elephant Bar. I will also remember our times at the Manhattan Beach Pier, looking out at the ocean and at all the interesting people passing by and sitting at the Esplanade in Redondo Beach, petting the friendly dogs who greeted us.

    We will miss you, Mom/Tia Dot…
    Rest in peace.
    We love you.
    Pray for us!

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