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Laura “Nonnie” M. Sylvester

03/22/1926 — 03/09/2019

Laura M. Sylvester smiling and posing for a photo

Laura “Nonnie” M. Sylvester (nee Santo), age 92 of Willowick, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 9, 2019 at Metro Health Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 22, 1926 in Brownsville, PA to the late Stephen and Angelica Santo. Laura was a devoted homemaker.

Laura was the loving wife of the late Dan “Pappy” L. Sylvester; dearest mother of Ralph S. Sylvester and Darlene (Robert) Skillman; cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Jon Russo) Sylvester, Michael (Jackie) Sylvester, Lauren Sylvester, Rev. Daniel (Rachel) Skillman, Stephen (Samantha) Skillman, Thomas (Pamela Beech) Skillman; great grandmother of Matthew, Ryan, Malachi, Mirabella, Olivia, R’iana, Tea’ghan, Madison, Leslie (Jason) and Sandra (Joe); sister of the late Edith Vilcheck, Yolanda Pallotto and Nello Santo; and daughter in law Mary Sylvester.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Friday, March 15, 2019 at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby (which is located on the grounds of McMahon Coyne Vitantonio Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 32114 Vine Street, Willowick. Entombment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.

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14 Replies to “Laura “Nonnie” M. Sylvester”

  1. Darlene, Ralph and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Nonnie. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


  2. Christine Curry March 11, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    She was such a lovely lady. Thinking of you all and sending love.


  3. Nonnie had a list of at least 80 people she prayed for daily, and I am honored that I was one of those people on that list.


  4. Your mom was such a blessing. I was glad to call her my friend. May she Rest In Peace.


  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a very special person in my life. My Godmother. I know she is at peace now.


  6. I only met her a couple of times at St. Paul’s but she was very sweet. Praying God gives you comfort during this difficult time.


  7. Darlene, Ralph and family, i am soo sorry for your loss,,, We have great memories of Nonnie and especially the day she came over to teach me how to make rice for Beccas shower. We loved her dearly and and you are all in our prayers. She prayed for everyone and will never be forgotten


  8. I am so very sorry about your Mom, she was such a special lady to all. When I first met Nonnie I saw her as being so pretty, kind, gentle and loving. She will be thought of in my heart and prayers always.


  9. The Granberg Family March 12, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    We love and miss you so much. We’re so happy to have had you as our Nonnie. We will never forget your bushels, pecks, and hugs around out necks.


  10. Al & Char Crandall March 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Darlene, Ralph and family:
    Our deepest sympathy with your loss. She was a great lady and we have wonderful memories that we will always cherish. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.


  11. This lady was kind, Beautiful, down to earth and a heart of gold! She gave so much to everyone in her life! I have known her for years and I looked forward to her hugs, kisses and kindness everytime I was there to visit! I will miss her so much and my heart is with her Son and daughter and family! God now has another Angel to watch over them and finally she is with Pap because she missed him so much! Sending lots of love and strength to her Children and family during this loss! I will miss her so much! I love you and I will never forget you!


  12. Ralph and Darlene and family, So sorry on the passing of your Mom- she was sweet lady.Thoughts and prayers going your way.


  13. Marie and Phil Pellett March 14, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Nonnie was a special lady. We’re grateful to have known her, and always felt loved in her presence. We send our love and care to you all. May you feel the love Nonnie had for all of you to help guide you through this very difficult journey.


  14. Anna & Frank McVan March 15, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Darlene, Ralph and family. She was a dear friend and she will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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