Roberta's Story

LITTLETON - Roberta "Sissy" Silliboy 78, passed away Dec. 21, 2015 at local hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 6, 1937 in Houlton, the daughter of Ivan and Viola (Hanning) Flewelling.

Sissy grew up in Houlton and attended local schools. She met Joseph Silliboy and married him at the age of 18. They moved to Littleton where she raised her eight children and two grandchildren. Sissy enjoyed quilting and volunteering at the VFW and working Bingo at the Maliseet Gym. She was an amazing, strong, hard working lady. She was very unselfish, was a mother to many and loved her grandchildren. Sissy was a good cook.

Sissy is survived by her four sons Joseph Jr. of Houlton, Donnie and his wife Tammy of Monticello, Ronnie, Sr. and Michael both of Littleton; three daughters Sue Blanchard of Houlton, Sally York and her husband Shawn of Hermon, Mary Lou Silliboy and her boyfriend Denny of Littleton; special daughters Alli Crouse and her husband Jerrod of Hermon, Billie Jo Colter and her husband Wayne of Littleton; 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; six brothers Cubby, Tommy, Johnny, Roger and Douglas all of Houlton, Jerry of NB, Canada; four sisters June Rideout of Nashua, NH, Sandy Hayes, Linda Randall and Millie Hanning all of Houlton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Silliboy, Sr., her parents, her stepfather Arthur Flewelling, her son Harry Silliboy, her granddaughter Jessica Lynn, her son-in-law Michael Blanchard, two brothers Freddy and Charlie, two infant brothers.

Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home 1:00PM Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015 until the time of the service 2:00PM with Rev. Wayne Robertson officiating. Spring interment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery. A reception will be held following the service at the Maliseet Gym. Gifts may be made in Sissy's memory payable to March of Dimes c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
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