Sylvia B. Day, 1928 - 2017

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Sylvia B. Day, 88, of Portland, and formerly of Lewiston, died Sunday, January 1, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. A “leap year” baby, born in Lewiston on February 29, 1928, she was the daughter of Nathan and Ida Silverman Benson. She graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of ’45, and later received a bachelors of science degree from the University of Maine, Orono. On June 26, 1949, she married Charles Day, and for 53 years she was his loving wife until his passing on October 9, 2002. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, John and wife Shelley of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and James of Auburn, a daughter, Jayne and husband Greg Thornton of Falmouth, five grandchildren; Jeffrey Day, Julie Peretz, Nicholas Thornton, Elizabeth Thornton, and Jillian Maiorino, and three great-grandchildren; Emma Day, Owen Peretz, and Jack Peretz. 

Funeral Notice

DAY, Sylvia, 88, of Portland, died in Scarborough on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Services will be held Wednesday, 11 AM, at the Temple Shalom Synagogue, 74 Bradman Street, Auburn. Interment, Beth Abraham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice. 


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