June 23, 1940 - October 21, 2020
Josephine Carmody Sylvester, age 80, passed away on Wednesday October 21st, 2020. Josephine was born June 23,1940. She grew up on the south side of Chicago with her parents Patrick and Johann Carmody and her siblings John, Patricia, and Mary Maragret. She attended Mercy High School in Chicago and continued her education at St. Xavier University. She fell in love and married James Sylvester. Together they raised four children Ed Sylvester, Debbie Casella (husband Frank), Cheryl Avery (husband Thad), and Brian Sylvester. She was a loving grandmother to Samuel, Charles, Marissa, Jessica, Jeremy, Spencer, and Grace. Other family members she adored included her brother-in-law, Timothy Mulvey, and her three nephews Tim Mulvey (wife Claire), Tom Mulvey (wife Margie and daughter Jenny), and John Mulvey (wife Cathy and daughters Carrie and Andrea) and her brother-in-law William Sylvester (wife Rosemary), her neice Stephanie and nephew Brent. Her dearest and closest friends included Alice Keane, Kathy Johnson, and Diane Kolosh. Josephine enjoyed singing, dancing, theatre, science, and spending time with her family. She lit up every room with her optimism, joy, and compassion. Josephine took pride in her home and always created a warm atmosphere to provide lasting memories. She was the best wife, mom, grandma and friend a person could ask for and will be missed by anyone who was lucky enough to share her love. Due to COVID restrictions, a small private service will be held on Saturday, October 24th and recorded for viewing. We will provide a link here when available. If you wish to reach out to Jim and the family, you can leave a message on this site or send condolences to Jim Sylvester, 1554 Farmside Ln., Bolingbook, IL 60490.
Josephine Carmody Sylvester, age 80, passed away on Wednesday October 21st, 2020. Josephine was born June 23,1940. She grew up on the south side of Chicago with her parents Patrick and Johann Carmody and her siblings John, Patricia, and Mary... View Obituary & Service Information
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