Sylvia M. D'Ariano
July 14, 1918 - January 22, 2012
Sylvia M. D’Ariano, 93, went to be with her Heavenly Father Sunday (Jan. 22, 2012) at Jones Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. D’Ariano was born on July 14, 1918 in Independence to John and Eleanor (Kenyon) Ostrander. She was a member of the Wellsville High School Class of 1936. On Dec. 31, 1953, in New York City, she married Angelo “Smiley” D’Ariano, who survives.
Sylvia was a cosmetologist for over 50 years the last 35 of which she owned and operated Hair Trivia in Andover and worked with her daughter, Kathie at Beautiful Hair by Kathie in Wellsville on a part time basis until her recent illness. Previously, she was a seamstress for Sears and Roebuck in New York City.
In addition to her husband of 58 years, Sylvia is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Jim) Murphy of Hackensack, NJ and Kathie D’Ariano-Gordnier of Wellsville; a son, John (Toni) D’Ariano of Boynton Beach, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Delores Ryan of Wellsville and Cathy Ryan of Bolivar; 13 grandchildren, Ion Ryan, Cathy (Reggie) Faulkner, Connie (Tim) Stives, Tara Murphy, Neil Murphy, Angelo (Brigitte) D’Ariano, Diamond-Tina D’Ariano, Amber D’Ariano, Louis Gordnier, Jr., Corey Gordnier, Colin Gordnier, Kayle Gordnier and Dylan Gordnier; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two sons, Richard Ryan and David Ryan; a daughter, Mary Catherine Ryan; two sisters, Gladys McCauley and Nina Perkins; a brother, Lyle J. Ostrander and two grandchildren, Yvonne Pierce and Denise Murphy.
Sylvia was an avid golfer and bowler. She shared a passion of travel with her husband and together they explored many exotic destinations. But more than this, she was a very loving, compassionate and creative woman who devoted her life and affections to her husband and family.
Friends may call on Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover where there will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the church immediately following the visitation with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sylvia’s name may be made to Immaculate Conception School, 24 Maple Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.