August 10, 2022

Donna H. (Samson) Sylvia


Donna H. (Samson) Sylvia of Rehoboth, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021 at 66 years of age. Beloved wife of Leo A. Sylvia. Daughter of the late Dolores (Dery) & Rene Samson. Loving mother of Jacob D. Sylvia and Lucas A. Sylvia, both of Seekonk. Adored sister to the late RJ Samson.

Donna was born in Providence, RI and has lived in Rehoboth since 1982. She worked at Texas Instruments from 1974-1979 while attending cosmetology school where she obtained her license and worked as a cosmetologist until 2019. She was an extremely accomplished seamstress, specializing in American Girl Doll Clothes. She was an avid volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for 10 years. In her later years, she loved crosswords and putting puzzles together. Donna enjoyed relaxing and watching Lt. Joe Kenda on Investigation Discovery and every Housewives of "pick-a-place".

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 12-12:30 PM at Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. The funeral will be conducted at 12:30 PM. Burial will follow at St. Stephen Cemetery, Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

For the safety of those who wish to pay their respects, please do so in accordance with CDC, Federal and State guidelines including social distancing and the use of face masks.

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