Sylva Piette
February 02 1927 - January 24 2016 - Age 88

Sylva Piette of Coventry died peacefully on January 24, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 2, 1927 to Clarence and Annie (Guay) Piette. On July 5, 1947 he married Simone Letourneau who predeceased him on December 18, 2007.

Sylva’s greatest joy was being surrounded by his family. He was a life long member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. He and his wife farmed three farms while raising 7 active sons. After he retired, he and Simone enjoyed traveling with Community Circle. He also enjoyed woodworking and playing his fiddle with the Bobbin Mill Players.

He is survived by his seven sons: George (Retha), of Newport; Normand (Susan) of Westfield; Omer (Pierrette) of Newport; Roger (Donna) of Coventry; Raymond and his lifelong companion, Lillian Pingree of Brownington; Real (Denise) of Newport; and Rene (Felicia) of Jay, 15 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grand children and 1 Great Great Grandchild. He is also survived by the following siblings: Theresa Anderson of Newport, Washington; Priscilla Fortin of Newport; Simone (Lionel) Fortin of Holland; Marcel (Rita) Piette of Irasburg; and the following Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Cecile (Letourneau) Fortin of Holland; Andre (Dolores) Letourneau of East Charleston; Joseph (Delia) Letourneau of Derby; Laurent (Alicia) Letourneau of Derby; Philip (Barb) Letourneau of Derby Line; Andrew (Annette) Royer of Derby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his Sisters Germaine Fontaine, Rhina (Paul) Letourneau, and Bertha Royer, daughter-in-law Donna Piette, Brothers and Sisters-in-law Pierre and Antoine Letourneau, Theresa (Albert) Fortin, Leon (Solange) Letourneau, and Reginald (Delorese) Letourneau, George Fontaine, John and Henry Fortin and Roger Girourd and William Anderson, one Grandchild and two Great Grandchildren.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, January 29, 2016 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Derby Line. Friends may call from 9am until the hour of the service at the St. Edward’s Parish Hall on Friday morning. Interment will be at St. Edward’s Cemetery in Derby Line this spring.

On-line condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

Coventry, VT (current)
Coventry, VT (birthplace)

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