JEANNETTE M. CYR
1914 - 2012
VAN BUREN - Jeannette (Masse) Cyr, 97, died Feb. 26, 2012 at a Van Buren health care facility. She was born in Van Buren, Sept. 30, 1914, the daughter of Antoine and Wilhemine (Levesque) Masse. She enjoyed many things in her long life, including music, dancing, playing cards, knitting, watching TV and traveling, especially to Grand Falls to visit with friends. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time with her large family. She had worked at the former Van Buren Community Hospital for many years. She married Fred P. Cyr on Aug. 5, 1931. Jeannette is survived by six children, Herby (Jackie) Cyr, Lillian (Herman) Ouellette, Verna (Donald) Gagnon, all of Van Buren; Carlene Herbert of Caribou, Rita Cyr of Connecticut, and Russ (Sylvia) Cyr of Millinocket; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Fred P. Cyr in 1960; one son, Maynard Cyr in 2007, and a daughter Noella Ouellette in 2011. Relatives and friends may call at the Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church. Spring interment will be in the parish cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter, 74 Gray Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. To leave on-line condolences, visit www.ouellettefuneralhome.com.