New London - Leonora "Nora" Sydnor, 32, born in New London, was welcomed into her mother's arms Friday, Dec 6, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side. Her determination to battle gastric cancer was undeniably inspiring to all who knew her.
She was born July 19, 1981, in New London, the daughter of William E. Sydnor of New London, and the late Agueda (Taitague) Sydnor.
Nora dedicated her life to being a mother to her three young boys and a caregiver to her clients at her job as a member of support staff at United Cerebral Palsy in Quaker Hill. She loved her children unconditionally and would go to the ends of the world for them. Nora struggled to be a part of her clients programs until physically, she couldn't work. Nora will be remembered by her radiant smile and infectious laugh. She had the ability to be comforting yet straight forward at the same time.
Nora always set goals for herself and then accomplished them. She owned her first home in New London at the age of 22 and was very proud of earning her associate's degree in human services and general studies from Three Rivers College.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her three sons, Xavier Quito and Zacai and Cecil Johnson of New London; a brother, David B. Viera of Gales Ferry; and a sister, Akela "Kiki" Sydnor of New London; and her fiancÃ©, Rashard Johnson.
Calling hours and a service will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London, followed by a reception at the New London Elks Lodge, 81 Washington St., New London, for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made by visiting www.norasbenefit.com.
Please visit www.Byles.com to sign the guestbook or share a memory.
Byles Memorial Home - New London
99 Huntington St New London, CT 06320
860 442 0343
Published in The Day on Dec. 8, 2013