Judith “Judy” M. Sylvester (LaProva) 73 of Smithfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 25, 2019, at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care in Providence. She was the beloved wife of James Sylvester. They were happily married for 48 years.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Virginia (Lisi) LaProva.
Judy was an Insurance Broker at Apple Valley Insurance Agency in Smithfield for many years before her retirement.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Sandra Sylvester and James Sylvester and his wife Jessica. She is also survived by her sisters, Lisa Izzo and her husband Alfred; and Marcia Cifelli and her husband Wayne; and her cherished grandchildren, whom she loved and adored with all her heart, James and Jacob Sylvester. She was the sister of the late David LaProva.
Visiting hours will be Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the A.A. MARIANI & SON Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins Street, Providence, followed by a funeral home service at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Johnston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hope Hospice &Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.