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Evalyn S. (Shaw) Sylvester


Franklin …. Evalyn S. Sylvester, 81 of Franklin, died unexpectedly at Franklin Regional Hospital on Jan. 18, 2020.

She was born in Conway, NH on Jan. 22, 1938 the daughter of Harold and Eleanor (Whitman) Shaw.

Evalyn resided was raised in New Hampton and later resided in Danbury and Bristol prior to moving to Franklin.

For 33 years, she was employed at IPC later Freudenberg NOK in Bristol until her retirement.

She was a longtime member of the Franklin Elks Emblem Club and a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks #1280.  Evalyn was also a member of Franklin VFW Post 1698 Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.


Family members include her 7 children: Sandra Daughen of Danbury, Marie DeLaet of Pittsburg, Sheila Spiller of Chesapeake, VA, Sylvia Heath of Warren, Leila McMahon of Fall River, MA, and Charles Trask and Frank Trask, both of Alexandria, 23 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, a brother, Richard Shaw of Franklin, stepchildren: Dan Sylvester and Patricia Prescott of Franklin, and nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Donald “Bugsy” Sylvester, Sr. who died in 1996 her parents, brothers: Harold, Wayne, and Phillip Shaw, and stepson Donald “Skinny” Sylvester, Jr.


Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin from 4-7:00 pm.

The Franklin Elks and The Emlbem Club will hold a service 6:30 pm.

Spring burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Evalyn may be made to the Franklin Emblem Club (Elks), PO Box 574., Franklin, NH 03235.

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January 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home
143 Franklin St.
Franklin, NH 03235

Elks Lodge of Sorrow
January 24, 2020

6:30 PM
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home
143 Franklin St.
Franklin, NH 03235


Franklin Elks Emblem Club
PO Box 574, Franklin NH 03235

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