1939 – 2017
Putnam – Sylvia N. (Paquin) Bardin, 78, formerly of Pomfret St., died Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Bruce A. Bardin. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Aimee and Bella (Vadnais) Paquin.
Mrs. Bardin worked for over 32 years for Putnam Elementary School as a teacher’s aide and part time during the summer for Crabtree & Evelyn.
Sylvia cherished the time that she spent with her grandchildren, traveling to see their sporting events, dance recitals, and anything that they were involved with.
Sylvia is survived by a son, Brian Bardin and his wife Marcia of Danielson; a daughter, Sharon Gnatowski and her husband Michael of Moosup; a sister, Patricia Gilman of Putnam; half-brother, Mark Paquin of Putnam; and two half-sisters, Kathy Barrett of Newburyport, MA, and Cynthia Killoran of PA; four grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Gnatowski, and Jocelyn and Eric Bardin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Sylvia’s family from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m.. in Most Holy Trinity Church, 568 Pomfret Rd., Pomfret. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Friends of Assisi Food Pantry, 77 Water St, Danielson, CT 06239
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.