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IPSWICH, MA - Cynthia Berdeen Sirois, 77, of Ipswich, died peacefully Sunday morning, February 11, 2018, at Kaplan Family Hospice House, in Danvers, Mass., surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Kennebunk, Maine, on May 16, 1940, a daughter of Kenneth Warren, and Eleanor Agnes (Furbish) Berdeen. She was educated locally, graduating from Kennebunk High School, class of 1958. She continued her education, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Gorham State Teacher's College (now University of Southern Maine-Gorham).
Cynthia began her teaching career with the Sanford School District as a Kindergarten teacher for a year. She then moved to Ipswich, Mass., where she taught elementary education for over 25 years.
Cynthia enjoyed the beach, knitting, going to camp, and spending time with her family. She was also a member of the Beverly Baptist Church Book Club, and was very active in the alumni associations of both Kennebunk High School, and USM-Gorham.
Survivors include her son, Brent Sirois, and his wife, Sharon, of Kennebunk, Maine; her daughter, Lynette Mascioli, and her husband, Michael, of Beverly, Mass.; two brothers, Conrad Berdeen, of Arundel, Maine, and Kent Berdeen, of Kennebunk; her sister-in-law, Sandy Berdeen, of Kennebunk; three grandchildren, Sarah, and Alyssa Mascioli, of Beverly, Mass., and Hannah Sirois, of Kennebunk.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, with Rev. Burton S. Howe officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Kennebunk. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Children's Activities Fund at Boston Children's Hospital, in memory of Cynthia Berdeen. Contributions can be made online at www.bostonchildrens.org/givenow, or checks made payable to Boston Children's Hospital, mailed to, Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include Cynthia's name in the memo line of check.
To share a memory, or leave a message of condolence, please visit Cynthia's Book of Memories page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk.
Published on February 13, 2018
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