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Cecilia (Clavette) Cyr, 83, of Gardner, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 8, 2022, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
Born in Riviere Verte, New Brunswick, Canada, on February 10, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Cecile (Roy) Clavette. She was a Housekeeper employed by the family of Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. LaChance of Gardner for 56-years prior to her passing. She was previously employed by Digital Equipment Corporation of Westminster.
Cecilia was a parishioner of Annunciation Parish/ Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church of Gardner, where she volunteered her time for their annual Bazaar and attended their weekly Thursday night BINGO. She also enjoyed knitting and quilting often donating her finished products and keeping her house in pristine condition. She also enjoyed traveling to Canada to visit family, cooking, baking and dancing. Cecilia’s greatest enjoyment came when she was with her family, treasuring all the special moments they had together.
Cecilia is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Cyr) Melanson and her husband Eugene of Gardner; two sons, Daniel R. Cyr of Ellsworth, ME, and Stanley B. Cyr of Gardner; four grandchildren, Corey Cyr and his significant other Jodie of Maine, Giselle Cyr and her significant other Nick and Jacob Cyr and his significant other Tammy of Maine, and Monique Daneault and her husband Adam of Gardner; five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Laney, Peyton, Brayson and Eliana; three sisters, Jeannine Soucy of Riviere Verte, NB, Canada, Alvine Gagnon of Edmonston, NB, Canada, Viola Roy and her husband Rene of Saint-Basil, NB, Canada; three brothers, Roger Clavette of Saint- Anne, NB, Canada, Fern Clavette of Royalston, and Clairmont Clavette of Shediac, NB, Canada; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fernand “Bea” Cyr; and a grandson, Luc Melanson.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022, from the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA, with a Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Annunciation Parish at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. Burial at Notre Dame Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA, will be held in the spring.
Calling Hours will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gardner Community Action Committee, 294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Cecilia Cyr.
A candle was lit in memory of Cecilia Cyr
Kelley Bennett Jan 22 2022 12:59 PM
MES SINCERES SYMPATHIES STANLEY, BRENDA ,DANY , MONIQUE ET TOUTE LA FAMILLE POUR LE DECES DE LA MEILLEUR PETITE MARRAINE AU MONDE. XOXO
GHISLAINE ET JEAN GUY GIRARD Jan 16 2022 6:47 PM
I am extremely sorry for your loss. My condolences are with you and your family.
Joshua Gustafson Jan 16 2022 5:57 PM
Danny, Brenda ,Stanley,
So sorry about your mom passing please accept my sympathy,
Lucille Brewer Jan 15 2022 9:04 AM
The last time I saw Mrs.Cyr was @ Hannaford when I reached into her basket from behind & grabbed one of her produce. At first she was stunned but then we both laughed for a good while.
Cecilia was a tireless worker who knitted thousands of hats & mittens for Holy Rosary School & the needy. She could always be counted on to help @ the bazaar & Bingo which she loved to play.
I had the privilege of teaching two of her children & she instilled the same caring work ethic in them. Dedicated compassionate people like her are disappearing.
My wife & I are grateful that she touched our lives & set an example for us. Her life & dedication was more important than any rock star or professional athlete. Her life really mattered.
Our community & parish will miss her. Cecilia Cyr is irreplaceable. Thank you - pray for us & keep smiling
Pat O’Shea Jan 15 2022 8:05 AM
Brenda and your family, We so sorry to hear about your mom!
Sending prayers to you all.
Juliette & Normand Lizotte Jan 14 2022 8:53 PM
To the Cyr family, so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a beautiful person.I have fond memories of camping at Beagle club with your family. Rose Swigart (daughter of Gerald and Irma Cormier ).
Rose Swigart Jan 12 2022 6:48 PM
Cyr and Clavette Families,
We are so deeply saddened to hear the news in Florida of your mom's passing. What an amazing women. We talked with her at the bazaar. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God bless you all.
Vincent and Doris Maillet Jan 12 2022 5:36 PM
To the Cyr family. So sorry for your loss. Robbie Lajoie
Robbie Lajoie Jan 12 2022 4:23 PM
Such a contagious smile and a beautiful twinkle in her eyes. She was always willing to help and care for whoever needed her . She will always be in my memory. Just do not want to believe that she will not be at bingo. We will miss the hundreds of hats, mittens and socks at the HFA . BAZAAR. May God Bless her as she looks down on us.. so sorry for the families loss.
Eileen OShea Jan 12 2022 4:20 PM