Obituary: Maurice L. Cyr

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BEACON FALLS — Mr. Maurice L. Cyr, 88, of 167 Bethany Road, Beacon Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Saint Mary’s Hospital VITAS Unit. He was the husband of Dorothy (Miller) Cyr.

Mr. Cyr was born in Montreal, Canada on May 18, 1923, son of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Grenier) Cyr. He grew up and attended local schools in Waterbury, to which he returned after serving in the Army during World War II. He married his wife Dorothy and moved to Beacon Falls where they resided for 62 years. He worked at the Footwear Division of Uniroyal, Inc. and retired after 35 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Michael Church.

Besides his wife, Maurice is survived by three sons, Robert Cyr and his wife Linda of Plainfield, David Cyr and his wife Kim of Beacon Falls, Kevin Cyr of Waterbury; two daughters, Dorothy Schlesinger of Beacon Falls, Debra Cyr of Colorado; a brother, Roger Cyr of Washington; a sister, Irene Schmidt of Waterbury; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on a date to be announced. Burial with military honors will be private. There are no calling hours. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck has been entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

To send an on-line condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.