Funeral services held for Sylvina “Syl” (DesRoches) Mahar
RUMFORD -- A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Sylvina “Syl” (DesRoches) Mahar was celebrated on March 3, 2011 at Parish of the Holy Savior.
Fr. James Martel was the celebrant. George Gionet was the altar server. Mark Belanger was the organist.
The Old Testament was proclaimed by Barbara Doherty. The New Testament was proclaimed by Raymond Doherty, Jr. The offertory gifts were brought to the altar by Michelle Belanger and Jeannine Law. Personal reflections were shared by her daughter, Elizabeth Doherty.
Music selections during the mass were Though the Mountains May Fall, Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria and Fly Like a Bird.
Pallbearers were John Mahar, Joe Mahar, Tom Mahar, Tim Mahar, Ray Doherty and Dr. Jerrold Cohen.
A reception followed at 49 Franklin.
Spring interment will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.