OBITUARY

Carol King-Cyr

July 26, 1936October 18, 2021
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Carol (Murray) King-Cyr passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 18, 2021 after a short illness.

Born and raised in West Hartford, Carol was a lifelong lover of all things Connecticut, especially the UCONN Huskies. She was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

After receiving her RN degree from St Francis Hospital in Hartford. Carol worked for The Red Cross in the Apheresis Department for twenty five years. She then worked in the bone marrow transplant unit at UCONN Medical Center for five years before retiring and moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Residing there for nearly twenty years, she leaves behind a number of special friends in the panhandle.

Carol was a friend of Bill W’s for nearly 39 years during which she was loved and surrounded by a special family who will miss her terribly.

Carol leaves behind her children Wayne Tirkot and his wife Martha Porteus of Cromwell, James King of East Haddam, Ward King of Plainville and Carolyn Wentworth of Southington, her grandchildren Richard Doski, Brooke Doski, Jaxon Wentworth, Vittoria King, and Rebecca King, as well as great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Leo Gene Cyr and her sister Patricia Tibbals.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 27th at 11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Memorial calling hours will be prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiasouthington.com In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Red Cross of Farmington, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032.

Services

  • Memorial Calling Hours

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Linda Belcourt

October 24, 2021

I met Carol in 1983. She was a good friend to me for many years. I lost touch with her when she moved to Florida, but thanks to her daughter Carolyn I was able to speak with her for a while over the phone before she passed away, which I will be forever grateful for. She was a gentle loving soul and those of us who's lives she touched will carry a bit of her within us forever. Rest in peace my friend ♥️

Muriel Chouinard Chouinard

October 22, 2021

We send our love to Carols children,we love you all so much, and sorry to hear our cousin has left this world, but i am happy that she is with the Lord and no more pain,s
he had an amazing spirit about her loved everyone was non judgemental just a wonderful human being, Love and God Bless Auntie Muriel and Uncle Paul

Shannon B

October 21, 2021


Dear Members of Carol’s Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. It came a shock to me.
I think that the loss of one’s mother is by far the saddest event of anyone’s lifetime. Knowing her such a short time i can tell she lived a full and successful life, and has an amazing, beautiful family.
I join in with everyone who knew your mom in wishing you peace and comfort as you face this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.
In Sympathy,
Shannon B

Donna Pryor

October 20, 2021

I worked with Carol at UConn and have so many fond memories. She was the most sweetest and genuine souls I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She never had a negative thing to say and never complained. She was so talented and could find a vein in a stone. One of my fondest memories is when she made a cake for a coworkers birthday and it wasn’t cooked in the center. With her head held high and with a smile she admitted that she had broiled it! We all laughed so hard but no one more than Carol! RIP Carol! They will enjoy you in heaven!

James Fox

October 20, 2021

Anyone who knew Carol will miss her. She basically introduced me to platelet pheresis and I stayed with it for thirty years - and I dedicate my donations to
her memory. My condolences to Carol’s family, especially Carolyn who worked for me while in college. Love both Carolyn and her mother and will say a prayer for them. — Jim Fox

Carlene Bartolotta

October 20, 2021

I met and worked with Carol at UConn Health. She taught me how to do apheresis for stem cell transplant. Carol was truly one of the kindest, non-judgemental and happiest people I’ve ever met. She gave me advice on how to help a friend struggling with alcohol. She was a generous person and made me laugh. One of the very best nurses I’ve ever worked with. ♥️

Kacey Horvath-Riordan

October 19, 2021

Carol & I went to the Country Round-Up in Chipley, FL (in 2006?) There was a raffle where you could stick your tickets in a basket next to the items you wanted a chance to win. I put some tickets in the basket for a birdhouse that was adorned with marbles and I won! We thought for sure it was some kind of message from Gene.

Anyhow, this is what is left of that birdhouse. It made it through several hurricanes (Including Michael-by far the worst!) and a tornado about six months after Michael.

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