posted at 2:25 pm Thu Oct 4th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Sylvia Pike Munro, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, was escorted to heaven on September 19, 2012, three days before her ninety-eight birthday, by her precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Although living at Heaton Woods in Montpelier, Vermont at the time of her passing, Mrs. Munro lived most of her life in Massachusetts where she was born Sylvia Ramsdell Pike on September 22, 1914, in Quincy to Charles and Sylvia Cushman Pike. She was born the second child in a family of two boys and four girls. All of whom have preceded her in death.
Sylvia graduated from Norwell High School and shortly thereafter went to work with her father at a bank in Quincy.
Sylvia married Malcolm Cushman Munro on August 31, 1941, in Hanover. It was later discovered that both Malcolm and Sylvia were direct descendants of Miles and Barbara Standish and John and Priscilla Alden, Pilgrims on the Mayflower. They were also both direct descendants of Robert Cushman one of the major organizers of the Pilgrims' trips to America.
Their marriage was blessed with six children: Janice Abel of Plympton, MA; Shirley Fast, Bloomfield, NY; Warren Munro, Rochester, VT; Edward Munro, Palatine Bridge, NY; Robert Munro, Duxbury, VT; Marjorie Huff, Panton, VT. At the time of her passing Sylvia had eleven grandsons, twelve granddaughters, seven great granddaughters and seven great grandsons. While her children were growing up, she was active in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Berwick Boosters and the Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps.
In her later years after the death of her husband in 1974, she boldly traveled to Alaska twice, once to Fairbanks, and in 1980 to Fort Yukon a remote village north of the Arctic Circle.
For years she and Malcolm were members of the Congregational Church in Hanson, Massachusetts, but in her sixties she became a very active member of the Duxbury Baptist Church. During this same period of her life, Sylvia worked for the Pembroke Nurses as a home health aid.
A memorial service will be held October 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Victory Baptist Church, Route 7, Vergennes, VT. The committal service will be October 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chamberlain Cemetery in Round Pond, Me.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro, Maine.
Panton, VT 05491 (Set as Local)
Vergennes, VT 05491 (Set as Local)
Rochester, VT 05767 (Set as Local)
Duxbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)