Sylvia B. Weisberger

Date of Passing:

October 23, 2018

Weisberger, Sylvia B., R.N. (ret.) (Pigeon), 96, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph R. Weisberger, the late Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Juliette C. (Bachand)Pigeon, she lived in Riverside for 57 years.

Mrs. Weisberger was the holder of a bachelor’s degree from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and an R.N. from Rhode Island Hospital’s School of Nursing, where she later became an instructor. When she married Joe, after a long courtship due to the intervention of WWII, she had advanced her career at Rhode Island Hospital to the position of assistant director of nursing.
Sylvia was ever the supportive partner to the love of her life, Joe, who stated “with considerable emotion” in an interview with Rhode Island’s historian laureate that “Sylvia has been my life’s companion. She has supported me fully in everything I have ever tried to do.”

Sylvia was always known as a vivacious and personable individual known for her humor, quick wit and charm. She was a member of the Board of East Shore District Nursing and the R.I Hospital Guild.

She is survived by her son, J. Robert Weisberger Jr. and his wife, Gail of Greenville, R.I; her daughter, Judith Marie Greene and her husband, Gordon of Johnston, R.I., as well as her grandchildren, Robert T. Wroblewski Jr. and his wife Ashley of Miami, FL, Anya N. Campbell and her husband Daniel of North Smithfield, RI, Joseph R. Weisberger III and his wife Katelyn of Warren, RI and Justin Z. Weisberger and his wife Marinela of Riverside, RI. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Kaelyn and Arya Campbell. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Paula Ann Wroblewski.

Her funeral will be held on Monday October 29, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Graveside Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contribution’s in Sylvia’s memory to the Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger Distinguished Professor Fund at Roger Williams University School of Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI. 02809 would be deeply appreciated.

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9 Comments

  1. To Robert and Judith,
    We extend our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother.
    Her passing brings to mind the many occasions on which we enjoyed the pleasure of her company.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    John and Peg Hogan

  2. Sylvia and Joe were wonderful backyard neighbors. My mom and Sylvia would gab over the back fence. My dad helped Joe put up swings etc. in their yard. My sister Deb played with Paula and I babysat Many fond memories!
    My sincere sympathy to the entire family.

  3. To Robert and Judith,
    We extend our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother.
    Her passing brings to mind the many occasions on which we enjoyed the pleasure of her company.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    John and Peg Hogan

  4. Sylvia was my Nursing Arts teacher back in 1947-1950. She was always professional, kind and ruled with a firm hand. Her journey was long and now she rests. My condolences to the family.?

  5. Dear Weisberger family,
    Sylvia and our mother (Barbara Goward) were room-mates at the Atrium for nearly a year.
    She was such a lovely person. Friendly, funny and kind.
    She was always showing her concern and helping our mother in any way she could.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Karen, Robin and Steven

  6. I have known your parents since i was a child since my parents were friends(Charles and Grace Viall). Then as a late teen, I worked with your Mom at Hallworth house in Providence and she was wonderful. In later years, I had your Dad for a patient at home since I am a Physical therapist and worked at the VNARI. Your parents were wonderful in so many ways and I always enjoyed their visits and conversations. I remember one visit had to be curtailed because it was cocktail time! They were lovely and i am so blessed to have known them both. Sincerely, Susan Viall Nerone

  7. You will truly be missed you were loved by many you touched everyone’s heart sending prayers and hugs to all your family and friends

  8. It was a pleasure to be one of your nursing aides. May you rest in the sweetest peace!!!

  9. You will always in my heart Mrs Weisberger, you always made me smile. Donald Smith

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