Rochester-Michael Allen Sylvia, 53, of Rochester, MA passed away Thursday, August 13 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
He was the son of Carl L. and Mary-Alice (Chase) Sylvia of Marion. He was the grandson of the late Clifton and Alice Chase of Rochester.
Michael was a graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion and attended Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI with a major in historic preservation. He had a life-long love of history, genealogy and antiques with a specialty in antique textiles.
His family includes his parents, his aunt Karen Chase of Rochester, devoted cousins and his many friends and colleagues in the antiques field. We cannot forget to mention his ever faithful feline companion, Antonio.
Ceremonies: Funeral Mass Saturday October 8, 2016 at Saint Rose of Lima Church 282 Vaughn Hill Road, Rochester, MA at 11 am. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will be private.