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Gonski, Sylvia A.

Sylvia Ann (Hickey) Gonski, a longtime resident of Dedham, died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln.  She was 82.  Sylvia was born August 22, 1936 at the Norwood Hospital in Norwood, a daughter of John Gard and Ann (Adzima) Hickey.  She graduated from Dedham High School and worked in the Deposit Services Department of Baybank.  Sylvia is survived by her husband Chester Robert Gonski; her daughter, Christine A. Gonski of Dedham; her four sons, Steven R. Gonski of Dedham, Richard M. Gonski of Dedham, John J. Gonski of Norwood, and Gregory M. Gonski of Norwood; her four grandchildren, Deborah L. Gonski, Jonathan M. Gonski, Steven J. Gonski, and Kristin M. Geyer; and her three sisters, Juanita Grzyb of Dedham, Diane Watson of Walpole, and Gail Richmond, and her husband Larry, of Plymouth.  She was the sister of the late John Gard Hickey Jr.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, August 15th from 4 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Friday starting at 9 am and proceed with us to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St, Dedham for her funeral mass at 10 o clock.  Interment will follow in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Stephanie Gonski Laing
    August 12th, 2019 | 8:49 pm

    Sending lots of love, and prayers of comfort!

  2. August 13th, 2019 | 9:31 am

    I was saddened to hear of Sylvia’s passing and offer my prayers and services to her extended family during their time of need. Sylvia’s beautiful smile and joyful spirit engaged and lifted all those whose lives she touched. She was an inspiration of how life should be lived and enjoyed.
    Friend of the Family,
    Georgia (Brown)& Husband David Petrasko
    Dedham & Cape Cod

  3. Viola Ventresco
    September 10th, 2019 | 10:27 pm

    Sylvia was my very best friend from elementary to high school and I’m so sorry to
    hear of her passing recently. I have been to our 65th Dedham High School and have
    missed seeing her through the years. To her family I am sincerely sorry for their lose.

    Viola Ventresco

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