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“So sorry for your loss Mo she was a class act. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Kelly - Claymont, DE

“Peace Dear Sylvia ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Kelly - Claymont, DE


3 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Kelly - Claymont, DE


4 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Kelly - Claymont, DE


Sylvia T. Healy, 75, passed away in her home on June 12, 2017. Sylvia was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on July 7, 1941 to Winfield C. and Eva (Knight) Twitchell.

She graduated from Conrad High School in 1958 and attended Goldey-Beacom College.

In 1960, she worked for Capital International Airway as a flight attendant and traveled the world. During this time she married Edwin Hassenstein and lived in Frankfurt, Germany where their son, Lorenz Hassenstein was born. They returned to Wilmington, Delaware in 1969 and Sylvia worked at Bank of Delaware Travel. In 1972, she married James V. Healy and together, they had a family of four children.

Sylvia found her passion in architectural design and was successful in the design and renovation of many properties. She and her husband Jim also enjoyed spending time with their friends and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James V. Healy, in 2014 and her son Lt. Stephen Healy in 1987 while serving on board the USS Ranger. She is survived by her son Lorenz (Christina), her son James Jr (Mary Lou), and her daughter Maureen Maister (Larry), and six grandchildren, Erin Healy, Christine Healy, Drew Hassenstein, Edwin Hassenstein, Stephen Maister and Jack Maister. She is also survived by her siblings, Nancy Gillis, Arthur Twitchell (Mai), Edward Twitchell (Elizabeth) and Bernadine Twitchell.

We would like to thank those from Vitas Healthcare and Griswold Home Care for their kindness and compassion over the last several months, especially Jeannine.

A memorial service will be conducted at the US Naval Academy on a date yet to be scheduled where her ashes will be inurned at the USNA Columbarium with her husband. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.