Joan F. (Sylvia) Eyrich, 86
Born and raised in Mattapoisett, the daughter of the late Alfred F. and Belmira (Linhares) Sylvia, she lived in various parts of the country as an Air Force wife. She resided in Placerville, California for many years before returning to Marion about eight years ago.
Joan was formerly employed as a housing representative for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in California until her retirement.
She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Spencer of California and Catherine Oliveras of Georgia; her brother, Thomas E. Sylvia and his wife Helen of Mattapoisett; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Carolyn Lyda, and sister of the late Alfred N. Sylvia.
Her funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.