Gwendolyn E. Cyr
ORANGE - Gwendolyn E. Cyr, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at her home of 73 years after a brief illness. Raised in Washington, Vermont, she was the daughter of Fay and Doris (Fielder) Deberville. Gwen attended the Washington Village School and Spaulding High School. On Oct. 9, 1943, she married John Cyr, of Orange, and together they operated a dairy farm until John's death in 1981. Gwen was a member of St. Monica Church in Barre and previously a member of St. Cecilia Church in Washington until its closing in 1999. In earlier years, she enjoyed traveling in her motor home, taking along friends and family. Her grandchildren have many fond memories of trips to the beach with their gramma. Her home was always open to friends and she loved hosting ceramic painting sessions, turning out countless numbers of porcelain dolls and ceramic items from her basement kiln. Gwen loved people and enjoyed holding barn dances and weddings at the Cyr barn. She is survived by her children: Carol Davis, of Washington, Susanne Cyr, of Orange, Ronald Cyr, of Barre, Mary Contois, and her husband, George, of Orange, Vermont, and Desert Hills, Arizona. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two sisters, Marion Ricard and Lois Englehart, and two sisters-in-law, Jean Cyr Boucher and Joan Deberville. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Howard Deberville and Robert Deberville, and son-in-law, Jerry Davis. A Mass of Christian burial and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Following Mass, interment will take place at the Brook Haven Cemetery in Orange. Everyone is then invited to gather at the Cyr barn. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gwen's memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com .
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