Mary Rose Sylvia, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the age of 98. Daughter of the late Anastasia Sweeney Monteiro and Caesar Monteiro, Mary was born and raised in Providence, RI. Mary worked as a welder during WWII, served as a youth aid worker at the South Side Drop in Center, and later worked at Roger Williams Day Care Center.
Mary was a loving mother to 10 children, 26 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Jean Lopes, Judith Haig (Theodore Haig), David Lopes, John Lopes, Mary Harrison (Casby Harrison), Nina Sylvia, and Patrick Lopes. She also leaves behind her siblings, Caesar Monteiro, Lydia Monteiro, Anthony Monteiro, Robert Monteiro, Catherine Monteiro, and Edwin Monteiro. Mary was preceded in death by her children, Betty Carvalho, Michael Lopes, and Vincent Lopes, and her sister Josephine Gonsalves.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:45 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in Saint Michael Church, 239 Oxford Street, Providence. Burial will be in North Burial Ground. Calling hours Tuesday 4-8.