Obituaries » SYLVIA J. TASHJIAN
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Sylvia J. Tashjian, 65, of Bond Rd., passed away due to COVID on Wednesday, Sept. 29th.
She was born on Valentine’s Day in Worcester the daughter of Nancy L. (Hopkins) Tashjian and the late Archie Tashjian.
Along with her mother, she leaves her three brothers, Stephen D. Tashjian, Gary A. Tashjian and his wife Tarina and Michael J. Tashjian and his wife Melissa; her two nieces Tess and Kate; two nephews, Chase and Ryan; a great niece Rylie and a great nephew Luke and Aunts Boo and Rosie, cousins Nora and Michelle and countless friends and family.
Sylvia taught mathematics for over thirty-four years in several towns, but she bled Southbridge red. She gave a tremendous amount of time and energy to the school system. If she wasn’t going to games and functions, she was volunteering to be a class advisor and, most recently, the recording secretary to the Southbridge Retired Teachers Association.
Sylvia loved to travel and set foot on almost every continent, except Antarctica probably due to it being cold. Her favorite destination was the Galapagos Islands and thought it was a special destination. Another passion was going to the beach with dear friends. Even as a little girl, she loved the warmth, the sand, and the surf. Misquamicut was her second home and taught in Stonington, Connecticut for a few years just to be near the beach.
Unless she was sitting in her beach chair, Sylvia was constantly on the go. Getting up early to go to the gym and walking with her neighborhood friend were necessities. Boston professional sports teams were always rooted for emphatically. August 22nd would undoubtedly be celebrated with a cake baked by Sylvia to honor Carl Yastrzemski’s birthday. The Bruins, Patriots and Celtics got equal share of her emotions and coaching. She will also be remembered for her arts and crafts skills, stained glass, rock painting, and gardening. One of Sylvia’s favorite quotes was “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”.
A graveside service and burial for Sylvia will be held on Saturday, Oct 9th at 11:00 am at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Ave, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, donations should be given to your favorite charity. There are no calling hours.