Sylvia Safferson, 95


MARLBOROUGH, MASS. – Sylvia Safferson died peacefully on July 29 at New Horizons. She was the beloved wife of the late Nathan Safferson for over 55 years. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Aaron and Ida (Davis) Barr, she moved to Warwick after getting married, and then resided in Marlborough for the past six years.

She was a coordinator and secretary at Bradley Hospital. Sylvia was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and its sisterhood for 55 years. She volunteered at Hasbro Children’s Hospital where she read to young patients.  She also delivered gifts for the Jewish Seniors Agency. She loved to participate in a wide variety of activities, including tap dancing, singing, reading, arts and crafts, and staying up to date on current events. 

She was the devoted mother of Paul Safferson and his wife, Rivka, of Oakton, Virginia, and Rona Stein and her husband, Michael, of Framingham, Massachusetts. She was loving grandmother to Alan, Sally, Ben, Jessica and Danielle. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Eli. 

Contributions in Sylvia's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, RI 02886 or the American Heart Association, 1 State St., #200, Providence, RI 02908.