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She enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and was stationed in Washington DC. Sis had the honor and distinction of being a military code specialist during this time in our history. She met her husband, Dr. Maurice (Moe) J. Cyr while he was a dentist in the US Air Force, also stationed in Washington DC. They were married on December 27, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She was discharged from the Navy in 1945 and they moved to Moe's hometown of Fort Kent, Maine where he practiced dentistry for many years.
Moe and Sis raised their three children in Fort Kent. Sis loved the town of Fort Kent and was well known and liked by many friends and family in this wonderful town. She was an active member of the St. Louis Church and spent many early mornings at mass with her sister, Joyce Kelly. From 1976-1986, she was the manager of the book store at the University of Maine in Fort Kent where she enjoyed interacting with the students and staff. Sis spent many hours at the Fort Kent Golf Club. She was an avid and excellent golfer. Although she collected many trophies and awards, her greatest joy was teaching generations the game of golf.
Sis was predeceased by her husband, Maurice; her brother, Bernard (Bus) Mertes; her two sisters, Rosemary Smith and Joyce Kelly; son, Ben Cyr; grandson, Alec Cyr; and granddaughter, Cheryl Marquis Esty. Sis is survived by her daughter, Kathy Marquis of Gorham, Maine and Maurice (Babe) Cyr of Fort Kent, Maine. She is also survived by grandchildren, Glen Marquis of Biddeford, Maine, Adam Marquis and his wife, Devon of Searsmont, Maine, Charlotte Cyr and partner, Jeremy Smith, of Kennebunk, Maine and Tamrah Brown of Dakar, Senegal. She has seven great-grandchildren, Jacob and Lauren Esty, Madison, Elise and Natalie Marquis, Isabel and Greyson Marquis, Chase Cyr, Hannah Alec Smith and many nieces and nephews. Sis is remembered fondly by her loved ones, for her warm home, loving smile and endless generosity.
Sis's family would like to thank the Maine Veterans Home in Caribou for their loving care during her time with them.
A Funeral Service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the VA Cemetery in Caribou.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Fort Kent Golf Club, 334 St. John Road, Fort Kent, Maine 04743. For online condolences please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.
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