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LYNES, Sybil J. Sybil J. Lynes, wife of the late Albert J. Lynes, went to meet her Lord on Tuesday, (December 1, 2009) at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Born in Southbridge, MA on July 4, 1908, she was the daughter of he late John and Frances (Plona) Renkiewicz. She is survived by three children; Barbara R. Lynes Sokol, Patricia D. Lynes, and Joseph Lynes and wife Jeannette. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Albert J. Lynes, John A. Lynes her son, and Sybil Joan Lynes Zeitel her daughter. She was blessed to be the grandmother of nine; Laure Perreault and her husband Jules, Cheryl Burnell and her husband Michael, Stephen J. Sokol, Christine Ianotti, Kimberly A. Sokol and her husband Robert, Lisa Orzech and her husband Michael, Frederick Zeitel and his wife Kelly, Jennifer Lynes and Jody Lynes. She had 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister Frances Renkiewicz and predeceased by four brothers and seven sisters. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sybil was active in St. Stanislaus Church where she has been an active member for 81 years. She was a member of the Choir in her youth, the Ladies Guild, the Sunshine Club, and the Rosary Society and volunteered as a cook in the Rectory for many years. She also volunteered transportation to the Srs. Of St. Joseph in the Convent for many years when her children attended the St. Stanislaus School. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and a Columbiette. She was a member of the Democratic Party where she contributed time, talent and financial support. She will be well remembered for her consistent attendance at City Council meetings and Board of Education Meetings where she provided much moral support to her daughters Patricia Lynes and Barbara Sokol, both of whom she was extremely proud. As the owner and operator of Lynes Deluxe Cleaners for 25 years, she made her mark in the community as being an expert in handling Fine Ladies Garments and having the ability to design and sew extraordinary gowns and other women's wear. Sybil had the ability to see what she wanted to design and then make it without a pattern; she did this when she made costumes for the St. Rose Church Festival of Song for many years. Her favorite costumes were the ones she made for a Disney based show when she dressed the cast as Disney characters Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White and many more. She was well known for her generosity to the Clergy for their needs in cleaning and repair, as well as, hobos who would come begging for a cup of coffee. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Akron Street, Meriden, CT 06450. www.jferryfh.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 3, 2009
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