Phyllis (Pearce) Salyards, 84, of Sandwich died August 3 after a brief illness.
She was the widow of Charles Salyards, whom she wed in 1955; they were married for 56 years at the time of his death.
She was originally from Hendon, United Kingdom, and attended school in London. She obtained her American citizenship in 2003 at a ceremony in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.
Ms. Salyards worked in the insurance industry and also was a waitress for many years.
She had also lived in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania.
She leaves a son, Chip Salyards, and his wife and five children, all of Hopkinton; many nieces and nephews; and extended family.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Leslie Pearce, and her sister, Edna Ruffo.
A private memorial service will be Thursday, August 15, and she will be interred with her husband at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.