Beverly A. Sylvester, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Brownway Residence in Enosburg Falls.
She was born in Barton on July 12, 1941 to the late Arthur A. and Margaret (Cota) St. Onge.
Beverly grew up in Montgomery and married Wayne George Sylvester on October 22, 1956 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Montgomery. In her younger years she worked for Jay Peak maintaining the chalets, and the Montgomery School House building wooden toys. She then went on to run her own bus and route for the Montgomery Elementary School. During that time with her husband, they opened Wayne’s Country Store in Montgomery where she could be found behind the deli making her famous grinders. She loved maintaining her vegetable garden, keeping an immaculate lawn, tending to her countless plants, a cold diet coke, feeding and watching the birds, and collecting teddy bears. In her later years, she enjoyed her time working at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford, and the Carriage House in Franklin. She was a devout Catholic and looked forward to attending Mass weekly. For those who knew her best knew she had a flair for telling it like it was, there isn’t another Beverly.
She is survived by her children, Wayne Sylvester Jr. and his wife Mary of Berkshire, and Michelle Audet and her husband Jeff of Hyde Park; grandchildren, Benjamin Sylvester and his fiancé Jenny Lanphear of Montgomery, and Courtney Stearns and her fiancé Brandon Joslyn of Lowell; great-grandchildren, Kysen, Maddyn, and Marley Sylvester; sister, Marilyn Abell and her husband Rodney “Mickey” of FL; a special niece, Tammy Farr; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Beverly was predeceased by her husband Wayne Sylvester Sr.; daughter, Jane Martell; and siblings, Arthur L. St. Onge, Lillian Hicks, Alice Shover, Pauline Baker, Albina Gibney, and Arlene Lariviere.
Beverly’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the people who helped care for her.
In keeping with Beverly’s wishes, a private service will be held at the convenience of her family.
For those who wish contributions in Beverly’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans City, VT 05478.
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