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Wiik, Sylvia

Sylvia Irene (Niemi) Wiik, a resident of Norwood, died Saturday, February 14th, 2009 at her home in Norwood.  She was 91.  Sylvia was born November 27, 1917 in Walpole, MA, the daughter of the late Frank and Irene Amanda (Jarvinen) Niemi.  She graduated from Norwood High School with the Class of 1935 and worked as a receptionist for Holliston Mills in Norwood.  She was the wife of the late Urho Wiik and is survived by her two sons, Richard P. Wiik, and his wife Patricia, of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Ronald F. Wiik of Norwood; her two daughters, Irene S. Ingemi, and her husband Michael, of Norwood, and Barbara L. Brierley, and her husbnd David, of Norwood; and her five grandchildren, Brian Wiik, Paul and Amanda Ingemi, and Mark and Adam Brierley.  Visiting hours will be held Friday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols Street, Norwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Saturday, February 21st at 10 AM at the First Congregational Church of Norwood.  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Norwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Music Program at the First Congregational Church of Norwood, 100 Winter Street, Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lounsbury Family
    February 15th, 2009 | 11:01 am

    Hi all. I was very sorry to hear about the death of your MOM. she was such a kind person who always gave a minute of her time to chat with me and my family. We will miss her. She was so bright and supportive last year for us, we will always appreciate that. You are all in our thoughts, at such a difficult time.


  2. Korniotes Family
    February 17th, 2009 | 10:36 am

    Greetings to all of you. We are all sadden by the passing of your Mom. Your parents were great friends to my parents. When Angela was born and my father had just had a heart attack and couldn’t drive, it was Sylvia and Urho who picked them up in Easton and drove them all the way to Springfield so that they could see their first (and only) granddaughter. Bingo, the beach, and campfires won’t be the same without her.


  3. Crowley/Parker Family
    February 17th, 2009 | 6:24 pm

    Deepest condolences to you on behalf of our family. We are all deeply saddened by Sylvia’s passing. She was such a lovely lady and always offered a warm smile and kind words. I remember building the tree house and looking up at her on the deck, laughing and smiling, watching us all try our hand at carpentry. She will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


  4. February 20th, 2009 | 2:01 pm

    We will all miss Sylvia. She was a committed wife, mother and good friend. I know I will miss chatting with her at my campsite and hers. She always had something nice to say. Brad Wills and family

  5. Janice Gilman
    February 20th, 2009 | 5:00 pm

    Dear Wiik family;

    I regret that I was prevented from attending today with my grandmother and aunt. Sylvia was such a warm and sweet lady and I have such fond remembrances of her. I am happy to have seen her not too long ago at Conrad’s, at my mother’s memorial gathering. Another of the grand ladies of my childhood, who will be sorely missed.

    You have my deepest condolences on your loss,
    Janice Gilman (Martha Wallace’s daughter)
    and family.

  6. Bill Lammi & Family
    February 20th, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    We were all saddened by the passing away of Sylvia and will miss her very much.
    We will never forget her with her gentle disposition and her unbounded energy. She will always remain our “Energizer Bunny”.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Annie Zissos and
    Bill, Nicolette & Alexi Lammi

  7. Skip and Lorraine Stewart
    March 8th, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    We are so sorry that we were not available to attend the services for your mother. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to visit and say good bye. It was so good to see you all again. I know Sylvia will be dearly missed, her loving presence will live on in all her family. Love, Lorraine and Skip Stewart

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