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Sylvia R. (Leone) Protano, 97

Sylvia R. (Leone) Protano, 97, of Milford, where she has lived her whole life, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 30th, at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center in Northbridge. She was the wife of the late Edward Montanari, who passed in WWII, and Anthony Protano, who passed in 1994.          

     Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Josephine (Schiappa) Leone, and was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1939. She had worked for many years as a secretary at the former Cushing Hospital in Framingham, and loved to spend time with her family, cook, dance, dress up, and order from QVC.          

     Loving mother of Edward P. Montanari of Milford, Robert A. Protano and his wife Stephanie of Douglas, and Anthony B. Protano and his wife Melanie of Pelham, NH. She was predeceased by her daughter in law, Caroline Montanari, and granddaughter Pamela Jodrey. Sister of the late Blanche Rizoli, Mary Mancinelli, Constantine “Ben” Leone, Ann Bisiccia, and Albert Leone. She was the grandmother of Stephanie Montanari, Jason Protano, Jenna Protano, Tyler Protano, Katherine Protano, and Anthony Protano, and great-grandmother of Vincent R. Protano.          

    A calling hour will be held at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 from 8:30-9:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. Burial will follow in the Parish cemetery.          

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To Sylvia's family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. It's so hard to lose someone we love, but the seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. Job 14:14,15 gives us confidence that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

A classy, articulate Aunt and matriarch of the Protano/Leone/ Montanari Families! My mind is rushing with memories of Uncle Tony and Aunt Sylvia and the times at the house and backyard, fun times and the sad times. Some of my memories literally go back 75 years! A little five year old who wandered from the backyard cookout to walk the streets of Milford. Yes, Aunt Sylvia found me and feed me. Joe and Ida were forever thankful!, I think. Most of all Aunt and Uncle were particularly kind to me and supportive of my long journey to Priesthood. They never missed any of the milestones. Aunt even attended my 50th anniversary! Now, her prayers will accompany all us on what remains of our individual journeys. She never forgets us. God bless you all. Cousin, Fr. Joe Protano
Rev. Joseph Protano, Jr.

I have alway s admired Sylvias enthusiasm for life.Mary Goodwin, Tyler Goodwins other Grandmother . she lived a good long life.
Mary D. Goodwin

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