Cecile H. Byram

Cecile H. Byram, 85, of Manchester, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Manchester Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Amos Byram, and her two sons, Danny and Arnold Byram.

Cecile was born in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada, on July 19, 1928. She was the daughter of Alexandre and Clarice (Soucy) Harvey. She married her beloved husband, Amos, in New Brunswick, Canada, and they immigrated to the United States with all of their children in April of 1966. She and her husband lived in Manchester until their retirement, at which time they moved to New Hampshire for two years, where she spent the most memorable times of her life. She truly loved living in Unity, N.H., surrounded by some of her favorite people.

She leaves behind four daughters and two sons, Linda Bishop, and her husband, Robert, of Vernon, Letha Lagace, and her husband, Roger, of Manchester, Patsy Stackowski, and her husband, John, of Manchester, Judy Snarski, and her husband, Richard, of Manchester, Elvin Byram of Laconia, N.H., and Garnett Byram, and his wife, Deborah, of Willington; her grandchildren, whom she adored, Michael Byram and Alice Byram of Manchester, Steven Byram and Tara Robatzek of Clermont, Fla., Melissa Demaine and Norm Major of Enfield, and Brittany Byram of Willington; her very precious great-grandchildren, Michael Patrick Byram, Kathleen Byram, Jordan Demaine, Dylan Demaine, Joey Byram, Claire Byram, Aiden Byram; many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law in the United States and Canada too numerous to list. She is also survived by her sister, Evelyne Masse, and her husband, Aurele, of Coventry; a brother, Gerard Harvey, and his wife, Germaine, of New Brunswick, Canada.

A homemaker, her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a loving and generous mother, always helping her children and grandchildren. She was well known for remembering everyone by sending cards to the entire family and friends for all occasions. She enjoyed watching UConn basketball, but most of all she enjoyed watching Tiger Woods on the Golf Channel.

Family and friends will gather for a celebration of her life with a Christian Mass on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester. At Cecile's request there will be no calling hours and burial will be private at a later date.

The family would especially like to thank all of you who have taken care of Cecile over the years. It is very much appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Cecile to the Vernon Nursing Association, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.

Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 11 to Mar. 16, 2014