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OLD TOWN - James "Red" Paul Cyr, 72 died October 5, 2015 at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 25, 1943 in Old Town a son of Paul P. and Louise (Palmer) Cyr.

James was raised in Old Town and loved his camp at Baker Brook. In 1961, he enlisted with the US Army, and following his tour of duty, he returned to Old Town where he married Gladys Simon, and together they raised their son Michael.

Red was a member of Holy Family Church, member of the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge, Veazie Salmon Club, Acadia ATVers and Airline ATV Club. He was also an avid bowler, earning a state championship in 1988-89.

He was predeceased by his first wife Gladys, their son Michael, and a brother Patrick.

He is survived by his second wife Judy (Powers) and her family; brother Richard Cyr and his wife Ethel and their children Ed, John, and Tracy and their children Anthony, Mariah, Jacoby, and Kayson; sister Clara Hokinson and her husband Neil and their children Renee, Terry, and Paul and their children Amanda, Ryan, Justin, Samantha, Kyra; sister Mary Guay and her children Steven, Lisa, Joseph, and their children Amanda and Meloney; brother Roger Cyr and his wife Van and their children Brenda, and Ann and their children Livia, Layla, Ella, Ava Mae; sister-in-law Frances and her children Sharon, Lori, Karen, and Patricia and their children Seth, Troy, Tara and Taylor; and extended members of Gladys's family.

A special thank you to the staff of EMMC for their wonderful care.

Friends may call 5-7PM Tuesday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town where members of the Knights of Columbus will recite prayers at 6:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10AM Wednesday at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Immediately following the services, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Published on  October 6, 2015
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