David M. CyrNovember 09,2013
David M. CyrDavid M. Cyr
SHOREHAM — David Martin Cyr, 69, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
He was born March 3, 1944, in Morristown, N.J., the son of Martin and Florence (Ford) Cyr.
He moved to Salisbury with his family in 1945, and received his early education there. He graduated from Middlebury High School, class of 1962.
He worked as a machine operator for Polymers Plastics in East Middlebury for more than 30 years. He was later employed as a quarryman for Gawet’s Marble.
He was a volunteer at Fair Haven Rescue Squad for several years, and retired due to a disability in 1998.
He enjoyed country music, bird watching, NASCAR and old Western movies.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Durkee Cyr of Shoreham, whom he married Aug. 7, 1963, in Orwell; a son, David C. Cyr and a daughter, Melissa Ann Cyr, both of Shoreham; three grandchildren; his stepchildren: Garrett, Kayla, Alexis and Addison Given, also of Shoreham; a sister, Ruth Galvin of Bristol; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery in Leicester. A reception will follow at St. Mary’s Church Hall.
Friends may call Monday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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