AUBURN – Sylvia Hill York, 87, a resident of Kittery and formerly of Leeds, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with her companion, Tony and loving family by her side.

She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Warren, Maine, the daughter of David Hill and Alice (Miller) Hill.  She was a graduate from Warren High School and Maine Medical Center School of Nursing in Portland. On April 28, 1951 in South Portland, she married John A. York.  Mr. York passed away on May 3, 1994.

Sylvia was a registered nurse for MMC in Portland for 20 years and then worked at CMMC in Lewiston until retiring in 1991. Sylvia was a loyal member of the Red Hat Society, and she enjoyed volunteering for Horizon. She enjoyed wintering in California with her loved ones and chuckling when listening to the weather reports for Maine.

Sylvia had a great love for quilting, knitting and reading, but above all was the unconditional love for her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

She is survived by her companion, Richard “Tony” Marr; four daughters Gayle Langis of Auburn, Dawna Robinson and husband Michael of Escalon, Calif., Valerie Burgess and husband Randall of Leeds, Tonya Howes of Greene, two sons Jay M. York and wife Anna of Turner, Karl A. York and wife Patricia of Leeds; a sister Freda Hand of W. Rockport, a brother Arnold Hill of Warren; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John A York. and sister-in-law, Jean Marr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at the BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main St., Monmouth, Maine. Visiting hours will be at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the spring at Leeds Center Cemetery, Route 106 Leeds, Maine.

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