Obituary: Charlotte Cyr – Portland Press Herald


Charlotte Cyr

PORTLAND — Charlotte Cyr, 78, died on Aug. 29, 2022 at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her family.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Robert and Charlotte (Flack) McCobb. She attended the University of Maine at Orono, where she met her 57-year-old husband, Tom Cyr. She graduated with a degree in psychology, which she used throughout her career and while raising a family.

She was a homemaker for many years, and while living in Millinocket she worked for the Great Northern Paper Company, as a middle school librarian, and at a social service organization that helped children.

Charlotte loved spending summers with her family at the lake in Lincolnville, where they would swim with the children and grandchildren, read softly, water ski, hike the Camden Hills, play board games, garden, do crossword puzzles, and just relax could. She also loved looking for bargains at flea markets on weekends.

Charlotte’s blueberry pie and muffins have always been expected and will be impossible to replicate. She excelled in making quilts and sewing clothes. This talent will be sorely missed by her children, who always seemed to have something to fix.

Charlotte loved to volunteer at local animal shelters, which sometimes resulted in cat adoption. She also volunteered frequently at various libraries and in the barter shop in Camden. She holds the unconfirmed record for most consecutive years being voted the No. 1 mother and wife. She loved falling in love with her numerous grandchildren and offering them back rubs to help them sleep.

Each year, Charlotte enjoyed her trip somewhere warm, preferably the Caribbean. One of her favorites was the year she was able to spend Christmas in Puerto Rico with her whole family.

Charlotte is survived by her husband Tom Cyr Sr., formerly Millinocket, now Portland; daughters Deanna (Wayne) Campbell of West Lafayette, Indiana and Laura (Dan) Paul of Portland, son Tom (Cheryl) Cyr Jr. of Falmouth; and grandchildren Robyn, Nicole, Nathan, Tommy, Carly, Allison and Marcel. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Patricia Martin; along with special nieces, nephews and cousins ​​who she enjoyed meeting up with in person or on social media.

No service will be held to share a memory of Charlotte or leave online condolences to the family please visit

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make a donation to

PAWS shelter

in Camden


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