Donald Joseph Sylvester, 82, of Willimantic, CT, passed away on February 22nd, 2022. Donald was born in Manchester, CT, to Joseph John Sylvester and Ann Theodora (Sapienza) Sylvester, on October 1st, 1939. He went to high school at Manchester High School and graduated in 1957. He attended Monson Academy and served in the United States Navy.
His many interests included politics, history, sports, movies and television, country music, book collecting and most of all, spending time with his family. Donald is survived by his wife Frances Kaye (Grubb) Sylvester, son Anthony Sylvester, daughter Melanie and her spouse Theodore Morrissette, and son Joseph Sylvester; grandchildren Lisa and Thomas Novack; two brothers Richard and his late wife Sharon Sylvester, Peter and spouse Paula Sylvester; Brenden and Riley Morrissette and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on March 1st at St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester, CT. Burial to follow at St. James Cemetery, 368 Broad Street. Visitation will be held at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Street, Manchester, CT, on Monday, February 28th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Veterans Administration.