Sylvia C. (Smith) Angel-Currier, 71, passed away September 12, 2019 with her sons and daughters-in-law by her side.\n\nSylvia was born in Hornell, New York and grew up in the small valley town of Canisteo, where she met her childhood sweetheart Gerald "Jerry" Angel. Sylvia and Jerry married in 1967. After Jerry's service in Vietnam, they moved to Maine where they raised their two boys - Jason and Lucas.\n\nAfter several forays in publishing, Sylvia and Jerry founded The Rolling Thunder Express in 1985. They loved publishing the weekly paper. Their dream of living on a lake came true when they moved to Hartland. Jerry died in 2001 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.\nWith plenty more love in her heart, Sylvia met John Currier (formerly of Ohio) and he moved to Maine - they were married in 2004. They spent many summer days camping with friends and family or boating on the lake. John and Sylvia had many wonderful adventures together. While they had fun in Mexico, and on a European riverboat trip, a favorite trip of theirs was an Alaskan cruise through the inside passage. John passed in 2015.\n\nSylvia continued to live at the lake where she had many great memories with her family, friends and two loving grandchildren. For many years, she kept the summer pig roast a lakeside tradition. She loved swimming in the lake. She enjoyed making decorative cards and putting together puzzles. While she wouldn't admit it, she was a talented painter and could play the dulcimer and guitar. The family will miss the times around the dinner table where they enjoyed many of her home-cooked Sunday and holiday dinners or simply, coming together as a family. Those she met, became friends, or recognized what a kind and generous soul she was.\n\nSylvia is predeceased by her parents Walter and Virginia. She is survived by her sisters Sandy Casey of Churchville, New York and Valerie Davidson of Canisteo, New York; her sisters-in-law Mary Hults of Troupsburg, New York and Bonnie (husband Jim) Thies of Canadice, New York; her two sons and their wives Jason Angel and Patricia Robinson-Angel of Boston, Massachusetts; Lucas and Dawn Angel of Corinna, Maine (two grandchildren Paige and Dylan Angel). She is also survived by close family friends - Darrell and Ellen King, Dave and Jean Creswell - and by many other cousins, nephews, nieces, friends, and neighbors. She'll be missed by many of the former and current employees of The Express.\n\nRelatives and friends may call 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. A funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard Reiss officiating. The burial will follow the funeral service at Pine Grove Cemetery (Route 152, Pittsfield Avenue) in Hartland.\n\nMemorial donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Food Pantry, 24 High Street, Newport, Maine 04953; or to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org/donate.