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Obituary: Ronald W. Cyr

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Ronald W. Cyr, 83 of Windham, New Hampshire died unexpectedly surrounded by his loving family Saturday evening October 12, 2019.

Ronald W. Cyr
(07/07/1936 – 10/12/2019)

Ron was born on July 7, 1936 in Lawrence, Massachusetts to Wilfred and Rita (Joubert) Cyr. He graduated from Tenney Memorial High School in 1954 and Dean Junior College in 1956. Following college, Ron joined the United States Army and got his training in heavy equipment in the corps of engineers. He then went to work for his uncle in construction before going to work for his father in 1958 where he then became vice-president at Cyr Oil Co for 26 years. In 1960 Ron married the love of his life, Rachel Monette. Together, they settled in a nice home with a large backyard on Riverside Drive in Methuen, Massachusetts where they raised six children. In 1984 with the sale of his father’s business, Ron and Rachel started Cyr Lumber Co. in Windham, New Hampshire. Ron was a member of The Knights of Columbus in Methuen, Massachusetts, North East Retail Lumber Association and Salem Contractors Association.

Ron was passionate about antiques and antique automobiles, as well as traveling all over the United States and even the world to experience new places and people. He loved spending his winters in Florida and enjoyed going to his summer home on Cobbetts Pond.

Ron is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rachel (Monette) Cyr, son Brian and wife Patty Cyr, daughter Donna Cyr and husband Dennis French, son Kevin and wife Michelle Cyr, son Paul and wife Kim Cyr, daughter Linda and husband Ron Leone and daughter Gail and husband Eric Major, Sister Patricia (Cyr) Burchell, and Brother Bill Cyr, as well as 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren who he adored and doted over. Ron was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to everyone.

Calling hours will take place Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4 PM – 8 PM at Carrier Funeral Home, 38 Range Rd Windham, NH, 03087. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Matthews Parish in Windham NH. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks the memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA, 02452 or online at Alz.Org.

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Source: Carrier Family Funeral Home & Crematory