August 10, 1928 - January 15, 2020
Sylvia (Dmytryshyn) Lawrence, formerly of East Hartford, wife of the late Stephen "Las" Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Jerome Home in New Britain. She was born on August 10, 1928 to the late Peter and Anastasia (Skiba) Dmytryshyn. Having grown up on a farm, being outdoors was always important to Sylvia. Her parents’ homes in Simsbury and Tariffville always held a special place in her heart. Her and her husband’s favorite pastimes included fishing and gardening. Each summer, they sold their prized tomatoes to passing neighbors. Sylvia took great pride in her husband’s Jamaican heritage, spending treasured time there as a young family. Upon retiring, she enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, and going on trips with the East Hartford Senior Center. She found much joy after moving to Arbor Rose in New Britain, where she made many special friends and loved playing Scrabble and listening to live music. Sylvia leaves her cherished family, her son: Dennis Lawrence; her grandchildren: Jenny Hills and husband, Chuck; Valerie Hopkins and husband, Steve; Anna Dzilenski and fiance, Lucas Luong; and Rose Dzilenski; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and son-in-laws, Paul Dzilenski and Michael Giannetti. In addition to her husband of 48 years, Sylvia was predeceased by her loving brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Jean Dmytryshyn and her beloved children, Stephen Lawrence, Cynthia Moore, Pamela Giannetti, and Donna Dzilenski - all of whom she has missed terribly. Sylvia was a compassionate and sweet soul who brought happiness and calmness to everyone she met. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Jerome Home for filling Sylvia’s final days with dignity and grace. There will be a calling hour from 10 to 11 am on Monday, (January 20, 2020) at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, a funeral service will follow at 11 AM and burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park. Flowers and condolences may be sent directly to the funeral home at www.rosehillfuneralhomes.com.
Sylvia (Dmytryshyn) Lawrence, formerly of East Hartford, wife of the late Stephen "Las" Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Jerome Home in New Britain. She was born on August 10, 1928 to the late Peter and Anastasia... View Obituary & Service Information
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