Henry St. Cyr.
Henry J. St. Cyr , 81WEST YARMOUTH - (1932-2014) Henry J. St. Cyr passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 23, 2014 at 81 of medical complications. He was the beloved husband of Barbara D. (Magnant) St. Cyr whom recently passed in October, 2013, father of four daughters u Lori, Amy (Karl von Hone), Cindy (Mark O'Brien), and Susan (David Hughes), and Pepere to his precious granddaughters Lydia and Jazel Hughes.Additionally, Henry is survived by his sister Theresa Bonneau, brothers Woody (Carol) St. Cyr, Tubby St. Cyr and was predeceased by his sisters Dot Stoddard, Claire (Roger) Robillard, and his brothers Cy (Jenny) St. Cyr and Andrew St. Cyr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Henry was born on October 7, 1932 in North Oxford, MA to Louis and Lydia St. Cyr, Canadian immigrants. He grew up and attended school in Oxford, graduating from Oxford High School and entered the seminary for several years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 u 1960 in Germany as the assistant to the Chaplain. Upon returning home, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Assumption College and a Master's Degree in Education from Bridgewater State College. Hank and Barbara met as teachers in the Oxford School System and married in August, 1962. Hank moved to Cape Cod in 1968 to raise his young family in West Yarmouth and continue his teaching career with special needs students that lasted over 30 years. His teaching career started at D-Y High School, transferred to Mattakeese Middle School for many years, and ultimately he spent his final years at Laurence McArthur Elementary School from which he retired. Hank's special gift of working with the special needs left a lasting impression, as many of his students, who have remained in contact with him over the years, are still important working members of our community today and are a daily tribute to his successful years of service to the D-Y School System. Hank was active in the St. Pius X Church of South Yarmouth for more than 45 years; the Knights of Columbus where he established a very successful annual Halloween party for the special needs community which continues today, member of the RHCI, Communicant and Lecturer, ECHO and Team participant, and member of the Cursillo community for many years.In addition to Hank's extensive involvement with his church community, he was a dedicated fan of his daughters' high school and college sports careers, was one of the original founders of the Yarmouth Girls Youth Softball League acting as coach and umpire for his daughters' teams, a baseball umpire for many years for the community and school leagues, and finally an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and the Boston Celtics. Upon retirement, Hank enjoyed golfing and cribbage with his friends, and extensive travelling with his wife to many locations including Europe, Japan, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Hank was a kind, gentle man who was a good friend to so many, and a dedicated husband and father, and Pepere. He will be dearly missed by all here on Earth but we take comfort in knowing he has been reunited with Barbara and so many other friends and family in Heaven.Visiting hours will be held on Sunday January 26 from 2-5 pm at the Morris, O'Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday January 27 at 11 am at Saint Pius X Church, South Yarmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, Children's Orthopedics, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 (www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org), or Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States, the ARC of Cape Cod, P.O. Box 428, Hyannis, MA 02601(www.thearc.org).