Sarah Elizabeth Silcott

Sarah, better known as “Miss Bessie”, “Aunt Bessie” or “Bessie Putty” went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at her home in Boston, Massachusetts.  She died peacefully at the wonderful age of 102 years old.

Miss Bessie was born in Barzey’s, Montserrat on September 3, 1915 to Ann Barzey and James Blake.  She was a hard worker, she loved her family, and she loved to give to anyone in need.  She was an outstanding baker, best-known for her black fruit cake and coconut tart.  She also had an exceptional green thumb in caring for her many plants.

After a short stay in Antigua, she migrated to Curacao where she married her husband James M. Silcott, better known as “Uncle Jim” of Judy Piece.  Miss Bessie lived in Antigua, Curacao and Canada before migrating to Boston, Massachusetts in 1960, where she worked at the Boston State Hospital as a Dietician for many years until her retirement in 1986.  Miss Bessie and Uncle Jim moved back to Montserrat in 1987 and Uncle Jim preceded her in death in 2001.  Throughout the years, she’s traveled annually between Montserrat and Boston.  She made her last roundtrip voyage in 2015 at the age of 100.

Miss Bessie had one daughter, Ann Charlotte Elizabeth Froston, better known as “Brownie,” who preceded her in death in 2011.

She leaves to celebrate her life, her sister, Mrs. Christobel Daly, her grandchildren: Etlyn, Louis (Sharon), Leonard, and Ursline; her great-grandchildren: Tuva, Claudia (Omar), Anthony, Iluvia, and Imani; her great-great grandson: Bryson;  her niece Kathy Rolle and her nephew Ivan Allen; her care-givers: Mr. and Mrs. John Williams,  Ms. Nancy Lewis, Ms. Eileen Collins, Ms. Claire Benoit, Ms. Ola Olaniyan, Ms. Jean Ward, and Nurses: Jenella Hercules & Lavurn Diokoro and many, many other cherished family members and friends too numerous to mention!

At 102 years old, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Silcott has been promoted from labor to her heavenly reward!

Funeral Service at Greenwood Memorial Methodist Church, 378 Washington Street, Dorchester, Saturday January 20 at 10:00 AM. Visitation begins at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Interment to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.