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Sylvia P. MacNeil

February 28, 1938 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Sylvia MacNeil Obituary

Bath – Sylvia P. MacNeil, 85, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023 surrounded by her family at Horizons in Brunswick. She is now reunited in heaven with her love, Frankie, her parents, siblings, and infant daughter.

Sylvia was born on February 28, 1938, the youngest daughter of Victor H. and Mary A. (Stevens) Pinkham, Sr. She was raised in Five Islands, ME, graduating from Morse High School in nearby Bath and attended Gorham State Teachers College where her visiting older brother introduced her to his buddy, Franklin R. MacNeil, whom she later married in September 1957.

Sylvia and Frank settled in Bath, building their home in the south end, and raising their children there. She devoted her life to being a loving and supportive daughter, friend, neighbor, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, painting, baking, traveling with her husband, and plants, particularly African Violets, Lily of the Valley, lilacs, and roses. She worked at the Plant Memorial Home and was a member of the Bath United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed volunteering, attending prayer groups and contributing to various church projects.

She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin R. MacNeil on February 16, 2020, daughter Melanie J. MacNeil, her parents, two brothers, Cleon V. Pinkham and Victor H. Pinkham, Jr., and three sisters, Mary Lou Smith, Barbara Doyle, and Jeannette Hopkins.

Sylvia is survived by four daughters: Glenda MacNeil of Midlothian, VA, Doreen MacNeil of Bath, Sonia MacNeil & husband Mike Taylor of Albion, and Arianne Dickinson & husband Carner of West Gardiner, and two sons, Joel MacNeil & wife Lisa of New Portland, and Jamie MacNeil & wife Devon of Wiscasset. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, two special cousins, Marilyn and Elaine, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A celebration of her life will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the Bath United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Avenue, Bath.

Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences may be made online at DaigleFuneralHome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 29, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Daigle Funeral Home
819 High Street
Bath, ME 04530

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
Bath United Methodist Church
340 Oak Grove Avenue
Bath, ME 04530

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