Joanne E. Cyr

AUBURN – Joanne E. Pelletier Cyr, 89, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at Clover Health Care in Auburn.

Joanne was born in Grand Falls, NB, Canada on Sept. 30, 1931. She was the daughter of Anna and Solomon Pelletier. She was one of 12 children. In 1949 she and Raymond J. Cyr, of Hamlin, married and moved to the Auburn/Lewiston area where they raised their four children.

Through the years, she worked at Fantastic Fair and Etonic Shoe. Joanne was a very generous soul. She was never too busy to help a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, whether it was giving of her time or anything else that was needed.

She was a Life Member of AMVETS Auxillary in New Gloucester and derived great pleasure in supporting their many philanthropic causes.

She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family get-togethers were her favorite times. She was an excellent cook and so enjoyed baking for her family.

Joanne also enjoyed bowling and was a member of a bowling league into her mid 80s. Belonging to two Senior Citizen groups and participating in their many day trips and outings was also a favorite pastime. Through the years, Joanne knit many beautiful sweaters, hats, and mittens along with sewing quilts and blankets, not only for her family but also for charitable organizations.

She and her husband Raymond, who were married for 57 years, took the opportunity to travel to Germany, Italy, and France.

Joanne was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; two infant daughters; her daughter Noella (Cyr) Longtin; grandson Jason Cyr; brothers, Adolphe, Ludger, Raoul, Real and Lionel, sisters, Adelaide, Sylvia and Aline.

She is survived by brothers, Roland and Normand and sister, Gilda; her sons, Gilbert and wife Claudette of Auburn, David and wife Ruth of Lewiston, Roger of Auburn; grandchildren, Toni Longtin, Melissa Cyr, Liz and Nathan Savage, Evan Cyr and Rudie Robinson; seven great-grandchildren, Zack, Amelia, Abby, Sage, Kai, Aurora and Asa.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, a mass of Christian burial will be private with interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.

The family would like to thank the caring and dedicated staff at Clover Health Care for their compassionate care of Joanne. A special thank you to Dr. Thomas Hattan for sharing his insights, his wisdom and compassion..

You are invited to offer condolences and share memories by visiting Joanne’s guest book at Due to COVID concerns Joanne’s services will be private.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group/Plummer and Merrill Funeral Homes, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn 783-8545.

Those wishing to make memorial donations in her memory may do so to

The American Cancer Society at

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