Sylvia (Fine) Gattegno
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Sylvia (Fine) Gattegno

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GATTEGNO: Sylvia (Fine) Gattegno, born in Boston in 1929, passed away at age 89 on October 1, 2018. Daughter of the late Ruth and Benjamin Fine; sister of the late Elaine (Morris) Rubin and Gloria (Harold) Polan; beloved wife of the late Edgar Gattegno for 57 years; mother of Benjamin Gattegno, Laura (Jeffrey) Tolkin, Daniel Gattegno and Gina (Howard) Chajson; grandmother of Michelle (Adam) Miller, Michael Tolkin, Joshua Tolkin, Robert Chajson, Madison Chajson, Nicole Chajson, Jacob Chajson, JessieRose Gattegno, and Skye Gattegno; and great-grandmother to Jordan Miller. Sylvia graduated from Boston College and the New England School of Law before joining the legal field as a real estate attorney at a time when there were few women in the profession. While her career was important to her, nothing mattered more to her than her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a beloved friend to many. Graveside services and interment were held in Emerson, N.J. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Sylvia’s memory be honored with charitable contributions of personal choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com

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