Simone's Story

LILLE - Simone Anita Cyr, 93, died on February 1, 2016 at a Fort Kent health care facility. She was born in Lille on February 19, 1922. Simone was the 15th and youngest child of Pierre and Laure (Dumond) Cyr.

She was predeceased by her parents, all her siblings and their spouses, Patrick and his wife Annie Sanfacon, Josephine and husband Albert Cyr, Rose and Romeo Levesque, M.D., Alice and Lawrence Violette, Sr. Aline Cyr, Donat Cyr, M.D., Edith Allred, Msgr. Armand Cyr, Edward and Jane Anderson, Sr. Armand (Gertrude) Cyr, Wilfrid and Caritha LeClair. Patricia, closest in age to Simone, died at the age of six. Three children, Catherine, Catherine Agnes, and Albert were part of the family who died in infancy. Simone also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who remember her fondly and will miss her dearly.

After elementary school in Lille, Simone attended Mt. Merici Academy in Waterville, Maine. Later, she pursued her interest in math by attending the Bentley School of Accounting and finance in Boston. Of the 370 graduates in the class of 1951, Simone was one of only nine women. Simone spent several years after graduation working for a financial company, F.S. Mosley in Boston, MA. In 1957, she moved to Florida where she established her own accounting business in Cocoa Beach, where she was active in a Business & Professional Women's Group and her church. An expert organizer, she took it upon herself to gather a very large family for reunions, celebrating silver, golden, and diamond jubilees and wedding anniversaries for her sisters and brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am on July 15, 2016 at St. Gerard Church in Grand Isle. Interment will follow in the family plot at the Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Cemetery in Lille, ME. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com
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