Jane Marie (Sylvia) Motta of Bristol passed away Friday August 28, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the loving wife of Joseph “Bobby” Motta Jr, to whom she was married for 56 years.
Born in Fall River, MA she was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary P. (Serpa) Sylvia. She was a graduate of Bristol High School and worked as a technician for several doctor offices. Jane was a communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Church where she was a member of the Daughters of Mary, Holy Rosary Sodality and the Holy Ghost Committee. She was an avid Red Sox fan and a true Bristolian, one of her favorite celebrations was the 4th of July. Her most special and cherished times were preparing for holidays or family celebrations and was a generous supporter of many organizations. She was always full of life and admired by everyone. She was greatly loved by all and will be truly missed but always in our hearts. She was the Matriarch of her family, a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, godmother and sister.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Joseph Motta III and his wife Denise of Rehoboth, John Motta of Bristol, James Motta and his wife Ann of Portsmouth. She was the loving and proud grandmother of Shane Donahue, Gabrielle, Hunter, and Casey Motta. She is survived by her sister Linda A Oliveira and her husband Joseph of Bristol, and sister in law Eileen Sylvia of Bristol. She is also survived by several godchildren, nieces and nephews, and her dog Pixie. She was the sister of the late John C. Sylvia Jr.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 10 AM from the George C. Lima Funeral Home 367 High St. Bristol, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Elizabeth Church 577 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in North Burial Ground, Bristol. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-7 PM.
Mask use is required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 or the charity of your choice.
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