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Sylvia "Sis" Dillon (Roberts)

Sylvia Sis Dillon (Roberts)


Obituary provided by the Alumnae Association

Sylvia “Sis” Dillon Roberts

From the Englewood (FL) Sun Herald (11.07.12)

Sylvia “Sis” Dillon Roberts, 71, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in her home, surrounded by loved ones.

She was born May 15, 1941, in Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY, to Sylvia and Jeremiah Dillon.

Sylvia was a lifelong educator, an avid tennis player, a caring mother and a devoted grandmother. She was an involved member of the communities she loved in, whether it was Manasota Key, Florida, the Pocono Lake Preserve in the Pennsylvania area, the Adirondacks in New York, or Garrison, NY, where she raised her children.

Sylvia is survived by her husband, Henry B. Roberts, Jr.; children John B. Roberts, Mary E. Roberts, Laura Y. Roberts, Isabel R. Corbin, Samantha R. Strife and William D. Roberts; eight grandchildren; and brothers, Matthew Dillon and Bill Dillon.


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02/19/13 12:02 PM #1    

Alice Godfrey (Andrus)

When I heard of Sis' passing, I immediately called Colby (my husband) at home.  Sis was responsible for my meeting Colby junior year.  Colby and Sis' paramour at the time, Don Van Nimwegan, were roommates.  We had a fun time double dating and sharing weekends at Wesleyan (mostly).  One special time was Sis' 21st birthday party at her home in Ardsley on Hudson.  Sis put all of us up at neighbors who wined and dined us the night we arrived and ..We stayed with the actor, Kevin McCarthy and his wife.  The party was fairy tale around the pool overlooking the Hudson with glowing lights and many family friends and guests.   Unforgettable.  What I do regret is that we never connected after that...although I always thought we would.  Sis moved on to Garrison at some point.  My son and his family live in Hastings not far from her stomping I think of Sis whenever we visit.  Great gal.  Must have been a super mom and wife.  Farewell, friend.  


Alice Godfrey Andrus

136 West Canton Street

Boston MA 02118



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