Richard P. Sylvain of Lowell, MA


5857 SylvainRichard P. Sylvain, 75, of Lowell, MA died Sunday evening, August 14, 2016 at the Palm Center in Chelmsford.

He was the former husband of the late Jane Ann (Barrett) Sylvain who died in June 8, 2014.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Raymond and Helen Sylvain.  He was raised in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1958. He attended Merrimack College and Suffolk University.

He served in the US Army.

Richard worked as a correctional officer for the Middlesex County at MCI Concord, Gardner and Shirley. He also worked as an usher at the N. Shore Music Theater.

He was an avid Collector. Richard volunteered Lowell Canal Cleaners, and was a longtime season ticket holder for the Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

He is survived by his son, Peter Sylvain and his wife Rebecca Rowlands of Lowell, MA; a daughter, Tiffani Sylvain of Lowell, MA; a brother Raymond and his wife, Zenir Sylvain of Sarasota, FL; a sister Terry and her husband Michael Evaristo of Dracut, MA; a grandson, Thomas “Toby” Sylvain; many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Wed. 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral Thurs. at 8:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD with A Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church   N. Chelmsford.  Burial St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.   Memorials may be made in his memory to the LGH Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854.     ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


August 17, 2016
Dolan Funeral Home


August 18, 2016
9:00 A.M
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Peter Holm says:

    I had the distinct honor and pleasure of working with Richard for 15 yrs. An icon of Ma.corrections for sure. May the Lord bless you,and your children. Peter(guard Leroy) Holm

  2. Nicole says:

    Rest in Peace, Uncle Dick. My deepest condolences to his dear children Peter and Tiffani. I also want to extend my deepest condolences to Uncle Dick’s siblings Raymond Sylvain ( my father) and Terry Evaristo. May your fond memories comfort you during this time of grief and transition.
    In sympathy,
    Neice, Nicole

  3. Ken Sena says:

    Always enjoyed watching you complete your daily puzzles… You will be missed by all the people who’s lives you touched.

  4. Lisa Lajoie says:

    I worked with him at NCCI. Always pleasant and professional. One of the good ones. Rest in peace Lt. Thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace to your friends and family.

  5. Kelly Ann Casavant says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Richard during my career with the DOC, and as my supervisor, Richard was always a gentleman and loved his humour, my condolences to his children and family. Rest In Peace Lt.
    Kelly Ann Casavant Leominster Mass

  6. Maureen Chase says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Richard. My sympathies to Tiffany and Peter and the rest of his family. He was a good man.

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