Sylvia Earle (Blackledge) Legault

August 15, 2018


Sylvia (Blackledge) Earle Legault, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, after a brief illness at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of forty years to Ronald Legault and the former wife of the late Edward T. Earle.

Born in New York City, NY, the daughter of the late Sydney and Almeida (Braddick) Blackledge and the sister of the late James S. Blackledge. Sylvia grew up in Somerset, MA. She was a graduate of Brown University. She began her teaching career in Rehoboth, MA and then became a teacher in the Fall River Public School System. She taught 5th grade in a self-contained classroom at the Fowler Elementary school for over 30 years before retiring in 2004. She loved meeting former students in the community and had the opportunity to teach some of her former student's children as well.

Sylvia sold Avon for many years and enjoyed going out to deliver her products with her husband Ron. She was an avid reader and a classically trained pianist. She gave piano lessons prior to her teaching career taking flight. Sylvia loved to learn and audited several astronomy classes at UMASS-Dartmouth. Sylvia loved traveling and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed being active, whether it was a trip to Washington DC or watching her grandkids play sports or perform in the high school plays.

In addition to her husband, Ron, she is survived by her daughter, Hollie E. Ferguson and her husband, Mitchell of Rutland, VT; her son, Nathan Earle and his wife Susan of Assonet, MA, her grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Her family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 8:30am to 10am, with a Funeral Service following at 10am, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton Street, Somerset. Burial to follow in Nathan Slade Cemetery.

Memorial donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimers Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Calling Hours

AUG 18. 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Service

AUG 18. 10:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

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