Geraldine Cyr

Jun 18, 2020
Geraldine Cyr

Knox — Geraldine (Gerry) Cyr passed away peacefully June 15, 2020, at Woodland’s Memory Care in Rockland.

Gerry, the daughter of Edward and Katherine Benedix, was born Oct. 22, 1928. She met the love of her life, Leo Cyr, at the wedding of Edward and Alice Benedix. They were wed Sept. 4, 1950, and were married for 52 years.

After graduating from Stephens High School in 1948 she spent her early years employed by the Diamond Match Co. in Dixfield. After moving from Rumford to Monroe, she worked together with her husband, Leo, on their dairy farm. She was also employed by Penobscot Poultry and when the business closed, she obtained her CNA certificate and worked as an in-home caregiver for several years. She then went to work at Penobscot McCrum. She was later employed at Ducktrap River of Maine until her retirement.

She enjoyed going to Foxwoods with her husband. She and Leo spent many evenings playing cards with her sisters, Maddy and Irene, and their husbands, Eddie and Johnny. She also spent many hours fishing for mackerel with her friend Anna. Her many hobbies included sewing, knitting and crocheting. More than that, she enjoyed family gatherings, especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Co-operative Extension, The Red Hat Society and The Widows Club.

She is survived by her six children: Joan Raven and her husband, Roger; Judith Gallant and her husband, Stephen; Jean Theriualt and her husband, Terry; Jeffrey Cyr and his wife, Angel; Jackie Cyr and his wife, Colleen; and Joseph Cyr and his wife, Julie;  grandchildren Jillian Tucker, Jennifer Ponder, Benjamin, Matthew and Katie Carmichael, Brandon and Danielle Cyr, Christopher Cyr, Jessica Stasulis and Corey Cyr, Elida Dickey, Sadee, Emma and Silas Mehuren, Shelby and Tyler Pinkham, Deborah Celado and Joseph Gallant; great-grandchildren Jarrod and Jeremiah Ponder, Ignacio Carmichael, Lilee Carmichael, Gracee Cayouette, Hannah Chuba, Aiden Cyr, Keegan Caparotta, Harper Statulis, Savannah and Cameron Cyr and Atlas Gonzales; her sister Maddy Fournier and brother James Benedix.

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