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Elaine Pennarola CyrMarch 16, 1955 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 62)
Cyr, Elaine Pennarola, of Watertown, CT, died on January 12, 2018, in Danbury, CT.
Born on March 16, 1955, to Francis and Elinor (Hall) Pennarola, she was the beloved wife of Carl C. Cyr.
Elaine graduated from Danbury High School and Western Connecticut State University. Blessed with a beautiful lyric soprano voice, she performed in many local musical theatre productions. One of the highlights of her musical career was a solo performance for the great contralto, Marian Anderson, and receiving her encouragement.
Despite her talents, she was most happy as a wife, mother, daughter, and sister; roles she treasured with love and fierce loyalty.
She was employed by the Watertown, CT Board of Education for 28 years as a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department. She was an outstanding mentor and staunch advocate for those students entrusted to her.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Rachel Cyr of Baltimore, MD, her mother, Elinor Pennarola, siblings Linda Mulvihill, Lisa LaCava (Richard), Francis Pennarola (Maureen), and Gary Pennarola (Nancy), her sister-in-law Betty Ann Ehredt (Michael), many nieces and nephews and her treasured former student, Justin Coulter
She was predeceased by her father, Francis Pennarola and her favorite uncle, Daniel Pennarola.
Elaine’s family and friends are devastated by her passing and will hold her in their hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elaine's honor to Regional Hospice of Western CT (30 Milestone Rd, Danbury CT 06810) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital online at StJude.org or by mail to 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Friday January 19, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St, Danbury CT 06810) with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 7:30. Burial will be held privately.
To light a candle or leave a condolence in her honor, please visit Danburymemorial.com
Regional Hospice & Home Care
30 Milestone Rd., Danbury CT 06810
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105