Private funeral services were held for Olivia (Ventura) Sylvia 96 of New Bedford. She was the widow of Arthur Sylvia and daughter of the Late John and Maria (Bento) Ventura. She was a lifelong New Bedford resident. Mrs. Sylvia was a presser at Mass Shirt and had worked in the laundry room at St. Luke’s Hospital until her retirement. Her family wishes to thank all the healthcare providers from the St. Joseph’s unit and hospice at the Sacred Heart Home, especially Patty. Survivors include her nephews Jorge Correia and Mario Jardin both of New Bedford; also several other nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Linda Sylvia, sister of the late Evangeline Correia, Eliza Jardin and John Ventura. She was also the aunt of the late Paul Correia, David Jardin and Judith Jardin.