Sylvia M. Fell, 90, of Northborough


Sylvia FellNorthborough – Sylvia M. (Reinholdt) Fell passed away peacefully Nov. 7, 2018. She was 90 years old.

Sylvia was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter to the late Eric and Lillian (Quist) Reinholdt. She spent her childhood in the Quinsigamond Village area of Worcester prior to moving to Northborough in 1955.

Sylvia was involved in the Northborough community, serving as Register of Voters for 25 years. She also actively served as a Girl Scout leader, and enjoyed her time bowling at Sawyer’s over the years. She was proud to be nominated as Northborough Woman of the Week in 1968. In between family duties, Sylvia sold Avon and Amway and earned her real estate license.

Sylvia is survived by her five children, James M. Fell and wife Susan of Centerville, Cynthia F. Peterson and her husband Kurt of Conroe, Texas, Deborah L. Lepoutre and her husband Richard of Old Saybrook, Conn., Sheila M. Clark and her husband Neal of Southborough, and Pamela J. Platz and her husband Douglas of Salem, Conn. She also leaves 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; her sister, Shirley Jean of Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was predeceased by her brother Allen and her brother Eric and his wife Carolyn.

Sylvia’s family respectfully asks that memorial contributions be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605 (

Calling hours for Sylvia will be held Monday, Nov. 12, from 4-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. Her funeral will be held in the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m.

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