Sylvia (Stevens) DerdeynOctober 15, 1927 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 89)
Sylvia Stevens Derdeyn, 89, of Colchester, passed away on June 3, 2017 at the Middlesex Hospital Hospice with her family by her side.
Born in New Orleans, LA, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Beulah (Williams) Stevens. Sylvia married her beloved Roman Derdeyn in 1954. The couple shared 27 years of marriage before he pre deceased her in 1980.
She loved to read and work the New York Times crossword puzzles. Most importantly, she will be remembered by her family as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She leaves to mourn her loss four children and their spouses, Stephen Perrenod and his wife Tangmo of Bangkok, Thailand, Paul Derdeyn and his wife Jean Benoit of Branford, CT, Andrea Alfano and her husband Ralph of Portland, CT, and Larry Derdeyn of Oviedo, Spain; two grandchildren, Stephen Alfano and Jason Perrenod and numerous extended family and friends.
Calling hours and a celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 9th from 4 – 6pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. Burial will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Hospice, 28 Crescent St. Middletown, CT 06457.