Cynthia Brown
Cynthia Brown

Obituary of Cynthia Jane Brown

Cynthia J. Brown, 82, of Chazy, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Hospice and Palliative Care Siegenthaler Center in New Hartford after a brief illness. She was born on September 22, 1937, in Rouses Point, NY, the daughter of Hector and Agnes Stafford Penfield. She was a graduate of Rouses Point High School, class of 1956. On May 30, 1958, Cynthia was united in marriage to Norman J. Brown in Rouses Point. Mr. Brown passed away on May 15, 2013. For most of her life, she devoted her skills and talents to caring for children and being a homemaker. In the early 1970s, she and her late husband, Norman ran a Gulf Service station in the village of Chazy. She was a member of the Chazy Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a supporter of the Lions Club. Her love of the Chazy community extended to many events where volunteers were needed. In her golden years, she enjoyed spending time doing brain game puzzles, visiting with friends and family, bird watching, and caring for her dog, Barney. Cynthia is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Pete) Brown Ciaralli, of Oneida; her beloved grandson, Peter Ciaralli, who was her pride and joy; eight nephews; two nieces; a sister-in-law, Arlene Penfield; and two cousins, Douglas and Gary Penfield. Cynthia was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Norman. The family would like to acknowledge some of the special people and organizations that assisted Cynthia. She was blessed with wonderful neighbors and friends who watched over her; in particular, Laurel and Brian Genier, who helped Cynthia with any request to help her maintain her independence. The Chazy Volunteer Fire Department for its responsiveness and dignified treatment whenever she needed them. Lastly, the staff at the Siegenthaler Center who cared for her physically, emotionally, and spiritually in the final days of her life. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the family and friends who supported them through this difficult time. Their hearts overflow with respect for the time, talents, and love shared in their time of need. They consider this a testament to a life well lived by Cynthia. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 7 PM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc, where the Rev. Robert Wollaber will officiate. Family and friends are invited and call on Friday prior to the service from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida. For the family and friends in Chazy, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Three Steeples United Methodist Church, 491 US-11, Champlain, NY, with visitation prior to the service from12:00 PM (Noon) to 2:00 PM at the church. The funeral home staff respectively asks you to wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing protocols when you are in the funeral home and the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Cynthia’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY, 13413.You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.ironsidefuneralhome.com
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Friday
25
September

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 2020
Ironside Funeral Home Inc
342 Main Street
Oneida, New York, United States
(315) 363-2978
Friday
25
September

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 2020
Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.
342 Main Street
Oneida, New York, United States
315-363-2978
Saturday
24
October

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Three Steeples United Methodist Church
491 US-11
Champlain, New York, United States
5182988655

Visitation

Three Steeples United Methodist Church
491 Route 11
Champlain, New York, United States
518-298-8655
Friday
25
September

Memorial Service

7:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 2020
Ironside Funeral Home Inc
342 Main Street
Oneida, New York, United States
(315) 363-2978
Friday
25
September

Event Name 1

7:00 pm
Friday, September 25, 2020
Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.
342 Main Street
Oneida, New York, United States
315-363-2978
Saturday
24
October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Three Steeples United Methodist Church
491 US-11
Champlain, New York, United States
5182988655

Memorial Service

Three Steeples United Methodist Church
491 Route 11
Champlain, New York, United States
518-298-8655
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