Thomaston – Mrs. Yvette (Blair) Cyr, 86, of Thomaston, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her home. She was the wife of Mr. Richard (Dick) Cyr for over 64 years.
Yvette was born on March 9, 1933, in Vermont, daughter of the late Albert and Eva (Parenteau) Blair. Yvette met the love of her life while in the Franco-American Glee Club. Her performance of “O Holy Night” and “Ave Maria” got her future husband’s attention. Forced to sit together at the front of the bus on a Glee Club trip because they both suffered from motion sickness, a bond was formed that only grew stronger over the years. She became the proud family matriarch who tirelessly and lovingly worked behind the scenes supporting her husband’s musical career.
Nothing brought her more joy than his serenading her. Over the years her grandchildren were her greatest treasures. When Yvette was in a room you could count on laughter and good food. She loved to cook and one of her greatest joys was hosting holiday dinners. No one ever left the Cyr home hungry. Her deep faith kept her in demand whenever someone was in need. You could always count on Memere’s prayers being answered.
Besides her husband Richard, Yvette is survived by her children, Bruce (Frances) Cyr of Waterbury, Danette (Louis) Guertin of Thomaston, Robin Henry of Thomaston, and Brian (MaryAnn) Cyr of Waterbury; her nephew Jeffrey (Laura) Blair who she cherished as her son; two sisters, Lucille Bouffard, and Pauline Telford; her grandchildren Jessica Hartley, Michael and Melissa Cyr; Christopher, Scott, and Brianna Guertin; Danielle Fry and Brett Henry; Brittany, Bradd and Brooke Cyr; Raymond and Tyler Blair; her great-grandson and joy Teagan Guertin, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Raymond “Precious” Blair.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High Street, Thomaston. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 15 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Thomas Church (St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish) 1 East Main St., Thomaston, please meet directly at church. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Yvette’s name to her beloved charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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