Sylvia A. Seward

ATHOL — Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Sylvia A. (Lyle) Seward, 69, of Froman Street, who died Nov. 2, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The Rev. Barry Risto of the Cornerstone Church in Winchendon officiated. Interment will be private in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol.

Following the service, a reception was held at the Orange American Legion on Daniel Shays Highway.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

ATHOL — Sylvia A. (Lyle) Seward, 69, of Froman Street, died on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Born in Germany on April 11, 1946, she was a daughter of Robert and Bavette (Agrikola) Lyle and moved here to the United States in 1953 when her father was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kan. They returned to Germany briefly, but came back to the United States in 1959, settling in Fitchburg.

Sylvia had done home health care for many years, as well as worked for ITT and the NYPRO Company in Clinton.

She was married to Wallace L. Seward and they have enjoyed their life together.

Sylvia was an avid artist, especially working with oil paints. She also was a faithful donor to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Wallace Seward of Athol; a daughter, Jennifer Parkerson of Winchendon; sons, Phil Martin of Las Vegas, Nev., and Glen Martin of Fitchburg; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her father, Robert Lyle of Fitchburg; and a brother, John Lyle of Leominster.

Sylvia was predeceased by her mother almost three years ago.

A calling hour will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.

A funeral service will be held Friday evening, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange.

Interment in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

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