Sylvia J. Vitti D'Ottavio, a resident of Darien for over 60 years, died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. She was 99. She is predeceased by her husband, Pio, and granddaughter, Teri Lee. She was born on December 6, 1923, in Port Chester, New York, to the late Mary and Caesar Vitti. She and Pio married on January 11, 1942. They were married for 65 years before he passed away. She is survived by her two sons, Eugene and his wife, Bonnie and Robert and his wife, Marie; her sister, Norma McLaughlin of Mechanicsville, Virginia; four grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Sylvia worked in the Darien School system for some years as a secretary before retiring and traveling with her husband, Pio, to many wonderful places. She loved being with her family, cooking, and baking.
In her earlier years, Sylvia was very active in The Fairfield County Children's Theater, The Troopers and also did volunteer work at St. Camilla's Health Center. Sylvia was also a member of St. John Church, where she volunteered with CCD classes and also sang in the church choir.
In her spare time, she took up Quilling, and she loved giving her Quilling as presents to family and friends. When not Quilling, Sylvia loved to read and do crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.
Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Constellation Hospice Care, Norwalk, Connecticut, and their wonderful nurses and health aide.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT. A Mass Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. St. John Church 1986 Post Road Darien. A private family entombment will be held at St. Mary R.C. Cemetery in Rye Brook, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Sylvia D'Ottavio to At Home Inc. of Darien, 6 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT 06820. For travel directions or to sign Sylvia's online guest register, please visit www.LawrenceFuneralHome.com