Miriam F. (Ledger) Sylvia, 85, of Wareham, formerly of Marion and New Bedford, died Feb. 12, 2014 in the Forestview Nursing Home, Wareham. She was the widow of the late James Sylvia and the daughter of the late Philip and Cora (Parker) Ledger.
She was born in New Bedford and lived in Marion, Fairhaven and New Bedford for many years.
Mrs. Sylvia owned and operated Jimmy’s Sub Shop on Union St. in New Bedford for many years before retiring.
She enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post in Fairhaven.
Survivors include 2 sons, James Sylvia, Jr. of Wareham and Randall Sylvia of Freetown; 3 grandchildren, Andrea Sylvia, James Sylvia, III and Randall Sylvia; many great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Ledger of FL; a sister, Evelyn Stuart of New Bedford; many nephews and nieces including Sandy Braga of New Bedford.
Her funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion.
Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.