Cecelia E. "Cenie" (Sylvaria) Thatcher, 73, of Fairhaven, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Royal of Fairhaven. She was the loving wife of 55 years to George R. Thatcher, Sr.
Born in Stefford, England, daughter of the late Ellsworth and Elizabeth (Herring) Sylvaria, she came to New Bedford when she was one and settled in Fairhaven 43 years ago. Cenie graduated from Bishop Stang High School and Fischer college and later had a day care from her home on Rodman Street, in Fairhaven.
She is survived by her husband; four sons, George R. Thatcher, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Fairhaven, Bruce A. Thatcher and his wife Jennifer of New Bedford, Thomas I. Thatcher and his wife Marcie of Fairhaven and Sean P. Thatcher and his wife Jennifer of Fairhaven; a daughter, Elaine M. Robichaud and her husband Scott of Fairhaven; a brother, Ellsworth Sylvaria and his wife JoJo of Fairhaven; two sisters, Eileen Sylvaria of Fairhaven and Cheryl Sbardella and her husband Anthony of New Bedford; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th St., Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.
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