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Sylvia Valerie D'Abbracci Hoover October 26, 1946 - December 26, 2021

Born: Saturday Oct 26, 1946

Died: Sunday Dec 26, 2021

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Sylvia Valerie D’Abbracci Hoover, 75, of Eden, NC, passed away on Sunday, December 26th, 2021, at Moses Cone Health Center in Greensboro, NC.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8th, 2021 at 2pm at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden with a gathering at Morehead Fair House in Eden NC immediately following the service.

Sylvia was born October 26th, 1946, in High Point, NC, to the late Silvio V D’Abbracci and Doris Pittman D’Abbracci.  She was a member of Leaksville United Methodist Church in Eden.  Sylvia graduated High Point Central High School, class of 1965, and received her cosmetology license from High Point Cosmetology in 1967.  Sylvia found the most important part of her life and her most enjoyment working as a Teacher Assistant in the Rockingham County Schools. She was dedicated to her students in the elementary grades at Central Elementary where she retired in 2010 after 30 years of service. She is remembered by a countless number of students whose lives she touched. In her retirement she enjoyed time with her family and friends, reading and spending time as a loving Mimi to her Granddaughter.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kenneth Lee Hoover of the home; daughter, Kimberly D. Hoover of Cary, NC; sister, Pat Cole of Fredericksburg, Va; granddaughter, Kadence Hoover of Eden, NC; nieces, Judy Cole Lane and Cheryl Cole Martinez.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia is preceded in death by her son, Scott R Hoover; brother, Louis D’Abbracci.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

So sad to hear, prayers to the family. 
Chris Altham
Ken and Kim, so sorry for your loss of Sylvia.  We had some nice times together when the kids were growing up.  I know you will miss her greatly.  Love to you both, Gayle
Gayle McCarty
Kenso sorry for your loss.  My prayers and thoughts are with your family.  Sylvia was a wonderful friend.  I worked with her for years at Central.  She was a dear friend.  Will miss her.
Liz Wilkins
I am so heart broken to hear of your loss.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless. 
Iris Sharpe
I'm SO sorry to hear of Mrs. Hoover's passing! She was my teacher assistant in first grade so many years ago, and was so special to my family and I! I always loved running into her! She was definitely a special person! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!
Kimilee Pierce
Sometimes God reaches out to the best -- especially those that give everything to help those around them. Sylvia is one of these special people. Sylvia gave  extra love and constant  comfort to Ken, Kim, and Kaydence.  Her death is shocking and so painful for her friends.  I identify with her because I saw her welcoming smile and obvious caring personality, but we also had both lost one of our children,  That pain binds forever.  May God help her family and provide support during this terrible time.
Joyce Price
Sylvia has been my closest and dearest friend for decades.  She has been like a sister to me.  I will truly miss her. My condolences to Ken, Kim and Kedence.  Judy Keyes
Judy Keyes
Sylvia was such a good friend to me during our years together at Central. She was a true friend who was there with a kind word and always had time to listen when I needed a friend. She had such a gentle way and it showed in the way she related to the chikdren. We loved to share stories about our children and grandchildren.  My heart hurts to learn of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Ken,Kim and Cadence. 
Margaret Way
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Hoover's passing. She was a dear dear teacher to my daughter Cara, at Central and a sweet neighbor we used to see walking her sweet dog. Our prayers are with you all!
Joanna Atkins
My prayers are with Ken and the family as they go though this time of loss. Sylvia was a sweet person and a dear friend whom I will miss dearly. May the Lord be with you.
Sandra Layman
Kim -
I did not have the privilege of knowing your mother, but I know how much she meant to you.  I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.  May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.  Please remember that I am here for you anytime.

Craig Wilson
My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and her family.  I work with Kim and she àlways spoke very highly and warmly  of her Mom.                          Janet Janums
Janet Janums
This is  a loss for many !!!!! Sylvia Spirit will live on , has she continues the Smile  & Kindness that was always shared with everyone, in which makes her Legendary !!!!
Ray Essa
So sorry for your loss. She was a precious woman, May God comfort you all today and the days to come. Prayers 🙏🏻
Christy Truitt
Ken and Kim we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sylvia was a great teacher and friend to so many. Our love and sympathy to both of you.
Brenda & Jim
Brenda Stutts
Remember her presence at the preschool.In sharing conversations with her we realized our birthdays were both October 26-enjoyed many conversations with her as we also realized we were both teacher assistants only at different schools.  She touch many lives in school and she touched many lives wherever she was.
Teresa Smart
Such a sweet lady, gone too soon!  I have some great memories of Sylvia, Ken, and Scott when we were so young. She was always kind to everyone and with a smile always on her face.  God has brought one of His own back home for sure. 
Stephanie McCarty Painter
Ken and family. We are so saddened to hear about Sylvia. May God's comfort give you peace in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏
BeckyJoey Martin
I have many wonderful memories of Sylvia from many years ago when Ken and I worked together.                              Sending you heartfelt condolences and prayers at her passing.
Richard C Bare
Ken, I was so shocked to hear that Sylvia had died. She was such a dear person.Gracious, I know your heart is broken.   I will come back to visit you.  

Sylvia Grogan
Dear Ken and Kim - No words can express how I feel for the loss of your wife and mom. In the 15 years I've lived in NC can truly say only a few women in this area have touched my heart the way Sylvia did. I considered her one of my closest friends and will miss her dearly. Rest in peace dear Sylvia.
Barbara Loughlin
Dear Ken, Anna let me know about Sylvia. I am so very sorry and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 
Cheryl Smith
Dear Ken, Kim, Kadence and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Sylvia. My heart hurts for all of you. In the few times that I was able to be with Sylvia, she was such a wonderful person and a delight to talk to. I know she will be greatly missed by you and many, many more people whom she touched. My thoughts and prayers are will you all. May God comfort you all and give you peace and love.   
Kami Baggett
Dear Ken and family, I was saddened to hear about the loss of Sylvia. My prayers are with you during this time. 
Gene Beneduce

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know and find comfort in the fact that others are praying for you and your family during these difficult times. 
Gene Smith
Ken, l am so sorry to hear of your loss of your wife. I never got to meet her, but from the words of the people who knew her well she was a special person.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God be with you and your family.
Steve Laton
Steve Laton
Dear Ken and Kim, 
I was so shocked to learn of Sylvia's passing on to her eternal Heavenly home. She was a wonderful friend and co-worker at Central.  Her love for that job showed through her daily smile and attitude.  She had a special touch with each and every student and co-worker that she came in contact with.  We went on many shopping sprees together and I LOVED our time spent together on those outings.  We had loads of fun and shared lots of laughter! She will be missed by ALL those she touched.  Heaven has gained a SPECIAL angel and, remember, GOD chooses only the BEST.  Please know that YOU are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.  May God embrace you with peace and comfort. Blessings to YOU both.
Sherry Aheron
Ken ,Kim, and Kadence, continued prayers for you all.I am so sorry I can t be there.We have been around someone with the virus and that is not what you all need to come in contact with. Sylvia will always be a part of my life and in my heart .It will be so hard to go to Greensboro shopping without my friend . She and I had such good times.God be with you all!!!
Laverne Murray
Oh gosh, I am just seeing this!  Shocked!   I am so sorry Ken.  Me and my sons thought so much of her!   Thoughts and prayers are with you!
Chris Castle
Just found out about this. So sorry to hear. She will definitely be missed.
Stephen Castle

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