Sylvia A. Makkonen

Published: 3/16/2018 3:00:33 AM
Modified: 3/16/2018 3:00:42 AM

Bridgewater Corners, Vt. — Sylvia A. Makkonen, 77, died at her home in Bridgewater Corners Wednesday evening March 14, 2018.

She was born on May 19, 1940, in Pigeon Cove, Mass. the daughter of John Jacob and Iiri Vera (Knuttennen) Korpi.

She is survived by her two children: Iiri Makkonen of Reading, Vt. and Annemarie Fritz of Rockport, Mass.; two step-children: Veronica Makkonen of Gloucester, Mass., and Niilo Makkonen, III of Gloucester, Mass.; five grandchildren: Ginger, Emily, Jack, Kaelee, and Liam; two brothers: John and Onni Korpi; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Sylvia is predeceased by her husband Niilo J. “Flipper” Makkonen, Jr.; a brother George; and twin grandchildren.

Sylvia worked as a clerk at the Bridgewater Corners Post Office for over 20 years.

A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, March 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. An on-line guest book can be found at

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