Earle L. Sylvia, 85, of Mattapoisett, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
He was the husband of Mary-Jane (Silveira) Sylvia.
Born in Wareham, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Hawley) Sylvia, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life. He attended Center School in Mattapoisett, graduated from Fairhaven High School, and earned his Bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH.
Earle enjoyed racing cars at Lime Rock Park and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. He loved living near the water and working on his yard.
Survivors include his wife; his children, Paul Sylvia of New Bedford, and Michael J. Sylvia of Dartmouth; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his sister Eleanor Roche.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook please visit www.saundersdwyer.com