Cindy L. Shapiro
April 14, 1966 – February 28, 2020
Cindy L. Shapiro of Croton-on-Hudson, NY passed away at home with her husband by her side. She was 53 years old. Cindy was born in Van Nuys, CA on April 14, 1966 to Laurence and Carolyn (Anderson) Jensen and is survived by her beloved husband Robert D. Shapiro; loving children, Rachel, Zachary and Jacob Shapiro; devoted mother, Carolyn Raker and Step-Father Richard Raker and cherished sister Carole Morrison. She was predeceased by her father Laurence Jensen in 2001. Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at 4pm on Saturday, March 7th at the Reformed Church of Cortlandtown, 2124 Albany Post Rd., Montrose, NY. Committal will be Private. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in memory of Cindy Shapiro to the Reformed Church of Cortlandtown.
- Memorial Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Private Committal
Cindy L. Shapiro
March 7, 2020
My friend Cindy was one in a million; she was beautiful inside and out, kind, vivacious and a wonderful listener; I could go on and on but I know you know what I mean.
At times like this everyone says platitudes but in Cindy’s case they couldn’t be truer. She was more than my best friend; she was my confidant, partner in crime, fashion advisor and a second mom to my kids. I know she touched so many with her kindness, laughter and a smile that could light up a room.
That’s because she had the most generous spirit always making everyone feel loved and welcome in her life; in her home. She always offered her house as a refuge to her friends who needed a shower, a hot meal or a place to stay during storms, power outages and the like. You didn’t need a reason to stop by; she always welcomed you with open arms using any visit as an excuse to spend time together. If I close my eyes I can picture her laughing or telling a story about something mundane that would have you cracking up.
Now I have to say goodbye to someone who was more like a sister to me than my own could ever be. She reminded me to slow down, take a breath and savor the little things as she did and to laugh at myself. And although I know you know this - Rachel, Zach and Jacob your mother loved you fiercely - there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for you. She was your biggest champion whether rooting for you Rachel to pursue a career in the medical field, cheering for every hockey goal you saved and pride when you made the Syracuse team Zach and Jacob beaming with pride over your incredible music talent and even bowling prowess! No one will ever replace her but know that she is always watching over you. And although I can never compare I’ll be here for you whenever you need; I know she would do the same for my boys; Rick, Brett and Alec if the tables were turned.
Cindy there’s a hole in my heart now that you’ve gone.
Love always Lesa
March 6, 2020
Cindy was a special lady. Baseball and music led us to connect. Every conversation was enjoyable. She was the biggest fan and supporter for her children. Her peaceful smile lives on in my heart forever. May her loving memories provide comfort to all her family!
So sorry for your loss Robert and Jacob!
March 6, 2020
On Angel's wings you were taken away, but in our hearts you will always stay. Remembering the warm, kind and loving person you were Cindy. You are missed.
March 5, 2020
I love you so much!!!
March 4, 2020
Dearest Rob, Zach, Rachel, Jacob, Carol and Dick,
I feel so blessed to have attended the beautiful wedding of my cousin, Rob, and his beloved Cindy, and to have kept in touch over the years. This past October, I was in Montrose for my Hen Hud HS Reunion, and was able to spend a couple of days enjoying their company. Cindy was as lovely and sweet as ever with such a splendid family around her. How we all will miss her!
She has left us far too young. We will always cherish her memory and she will remain in the hearts of all who were lucky to know and love her.
May you forever Rest In Peace.
March 3, 2020
Bobby, our hearts are breaking for you and the family. Keep your memories close to your heart and know that there are so many thoughts and prayers being said for all of you. Cindy was a wonderful mother and wife. She will be missed but her love will keep your hearts warm forever. Our sincere condolences. Love Mike and Donna Stephens
March 2, 2020
My heart is breaking over the loss of your beloved wife, Cindy. The love that the two of you shared was so special. Cindy was such an incredible mom to the kids and a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love, Donna and Mike Stephens
March 2, 2020
Robert, Rachel, Zach, Jacob, Carol and Dick,
Our hearts hurt with all of you on the loss of a beautiful and sweet woman, Cindy. I have know Cindy since she was 18 when she was diagnosed with RA. I saw her fight the fight through ever step of her life. She was one strong and amazing woman. She was an awesome friend even though we have lived apart all these years. May her memory and her love live in all your hearts. And may the Lords peace, comfort, strength and love wrap around all of you. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
With much love,
Barbara & Rick Demery
Denny and Gerri Jensen
March 1, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. Our prayers are with you.
February 29, 2020
Bobby - My heart is breaking for you on the loss of your beloved wife, Cindy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, my friend.