VAN BUREN - Herbert J. Cyr, 82, died peacefully Wednesday, December 17, 2014, with his family at his side. He was born November 2, 1932, in Hamlin, a son of the late Fred and Jeannette (Masse) Cyr.
He served in Germany with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post #49. Herbert was also a parishioner of St. Joseph Church and long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree Assembly. He worked on his farm for several years but enjoyed working with Parent Farm for many years. He also worked as a plumber with Industrial Heating & Plumbing for over 20 years, and, a "jack-of-all-trades," spent a lot of time with many projects. He enjoyed listening to French music and loved to dance, though sometimes unable to coax his wife to dance with him.
He is survived by: his wife of 58 years, Jacqueline (Martin) Cyr of Van Buren; three sons, Gary Cyr and his wife Kim of Hampton, VA, Ken Cyr and his wife Diane of Hamlin, Dean Cyr and his wife Brenda of Lewiston; two daughters, Diane Farrell and her husband Brian of Auburn and Denise Asselin of Lewiston; one brother, Russell Ouellette and his wife Sylvia of Millinocket; four sisters: Carlene Herbert of Caribou, Rita Cyr of Manchester, CT, Verna Gagnon and her husband Don, and Lillian Ouellette and her husband Herman, both of Van Buren; seven grandchildren, Trisha, Kerry, Ashley, Derek, Chantelle, Chad and Antony; five great grandchildren, Kyle, Brandon, Hunter, Avery and Aurora; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Herby was predeceased by: two siblings, Maynard Cyr and Noella Ouellette; and a son-in-law, Lennie Asselin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Relatives and friends may greet the family Monday morning 9-10:30 a.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Spring interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hamlin. In lieu of flowers, donations in Herby's name may be made to: Maine Parkinson Society, 359 Ferry Rd., Bangor, ME 04401. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com.