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Sylvia S. Corcoran

May 14, 1933 ~ June 26, 2017 (age 84)

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Celebration of Life
August 26, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Mansfield
945 Storrs Rd.
Mansfield, CT 06268

August 26, 2017

12:30 PM
Mansfield Center Cemetery
40 Cemetery Rd.
Mansfield Center, CT 06250

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Sylvia S. Corcoran 84, of Mansfield Center, CT entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 26, 2017 after a brief illness.

Sylvia was born on May 14, 1933, the daughter of the late Grace B. Hamilton and Step- father, Wilbert F. Hamilton. Sylvia is survived by her sister Janice Brown and family of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.    Sylvia started her family of four children with her former husband, Marvin G. Burdette (predeceased) in Somers Connecticut. Sylvia worked for the US Government following her graduation at Pittsfield High School and later worked at Somersville Mill and her last position as an executive secretary to corporate members of Combustion Engineering in Windsor Connecticut before retiring in 1985. 

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of George B. Corcoran, Jr.

Surviving are her loving children, David G. Burdette and his wife Annabelle, Karen B. Zebrowski and her husband Thaddeus, Stacey B. Fulton and her husband, Jack, all of Connecticut, Duane E. Burdette and wife Gigi Burdette of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Surviving grandchildren, Jennifer, Isabel, Daniel, Michael, David, Andrew, Johanna, Evan, Ethan and her great-grandchildren, Micah and Jacob.  She is also survived by her cherished dog “Tommy”.   

Sylvia loved being by the ocean, boat trips and her many lobster dinners at Barnacle Billy’s during her annual trips to Ogunquit ME.  She was an avid reader and loved anything pertaining to history. She traveled extensively with her late husband George who introduced her to downhill skiing.  Later in her life, she discovered Kayaking.  Her greatest joys were being with her family or quietly sitting by the cozy warm fire with her dog by her side. 

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life memorial service at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, 945 Storrs Rd. Storrs/Mansfield CT.  on August 26th at 10:00 am.  Following the service will be a burial at the Mansfield Center Cemetery at 12:30 pm.

The family wishes to thank the following for their support, kindness and excellent care they provided to Sylvia this past year:  Visiting Angels of Tolland (especially Lisa and Janet), Hartford Healthcare at Home of Mansfield, Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and St. Joseph’s Living Center in Windham. 

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be sent in memory of Sylvia to:  ACS, Relay for Life of Greater Windham, 59 Bobola Rd. suite 2, Holyoke, Ma

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