Paula M. Sylvia


Paula M. (Susi) Sylvia, 86 of Cranston passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 27, 2022 at Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Sylvia for 63 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Carmela (Gioielli) Susi. Over the years, she worked for several organizations including the City of Cranston, Puritan Life Insurance and the Scandinavian Home. She was a loving mother to her eight children, Paula J. Ireland, Paul and his wife Patricia, David, John and his wife Laura, Mary Beth Fraser and her husband Kevin, Ann and Lisa, Joseph and his wife Karen; Grandmother to Robert Sylvia, Marissa Ireland, Brett Sylvia, C.J. Bordeleau, Courtney, Caitlin and Cami Sylvia, Christopher Sylvia, Riley McKiernan, Allen Sylvia, Benjamin, Rachel and Sarah Sylvia. She was the great grandmother of Darby Rutledge, Tyson Sylvia, Madison and Mackenzie Corey, Kyle Lepore and Sienna Bordeieau. She was an aunt to several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Gaetano Susi, Sonya Perry and Theresa McCormick.
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30am from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave, Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10am in St. Paul Church of Edgewood, 1 St. Paul Pl. Cranston, committal prayers will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Friday 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in her memory to McAuley House, 622 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit