- Elizabeth Ann Cyr, 75, passed away November 25, 2016, at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 3, 1941, in Belmont, the daughter of Charles E., and Margaret (McCleod) Simmons.
Elizabeth spent more than 30 years working at Penobscot Frozen Foods. She was also involved with harness racing. She was a Eucharistic minister and was a sacrist. She enjoyed being involved with RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) with her husband, Robert. She will always be remembered as a very kind, caring person who loved people and animals. She was loved by everyone who came in contact with her through the years.
In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by five siblings. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert; daughter, Kandace Niles; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Jackie Hooper; and many friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 70 Western Avenue, Hampden, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Elizabeth in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Catholic Appeal, c/o Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, 510 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103-4936. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly trod the valley of the shade? Oh! But Jesus' love illumined every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me in that way so hard to tread; And with Jesus' arm to lean on, could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still: try to look beyond earth's shadows, pray to trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand; do it now, while life remaineth - you shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; oh, the rapture of that meeting, oh, the joy to see you come!