Mrs. Cecile “Memere” (Benoit) Cyr, of Taunton died peacefully Sunday, May 4 at
the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and John McMullen, following a
lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Laurent J. Cyr. She was born 91
years ago in Central Falls, R.I., the daughter of the late Paul and Diana (Boudreau)
Benoit. She was educated in Taunton and had been a city resident for a good part of
her life. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Cyr had been employed as a cosmetology
instructor for the former Taunton Beauty Academy for over 20 years, and was respected
and loved by many of her students. She enjoyed spending time with her family and
playing cards. She will be dearly missed by all who witnessed her dignity and grace.
She was a communicant of the former St. Jacques Church.
1 daughter: Elizabeth McMullen of Brockton
1 brother: Paul Benoit of Bedford, N.H.
2 sisters: Theresa Chuckran of Londonderry, N.H.
Marguerite Brosnan of Taunton
4 loving grandchildren: Christina Galanis of Carver
Scott McMullen of Norwell
Aimee Shanks of Brockton
Jacqueline McMullen of Brockton
5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Mrs. Cyr was also the sister of the late Gerard Benoit and Eugene Benoit.
Funeral services will be held from The Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street,
Taunton, on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow in
St. Jude the Apostle Church, 249 Whittenton Street, Taunton, at 12:00 Noon. Interment
will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.