John R. Cycenas

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John R. Cycenas, 84, of Manchester, husband to Emily Cycenas, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, with his beloved wife by his side.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven. Employed as a professional chef, he formerly worked at Travelers Insurance Co. and by Sodexho Marriott at Trinity College for 39 years.

Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Joan M. Cycenas of Santa Ana, California; sons, John C. Cycenas of Ellington, Mark R. Cycenas of Coventry, and Matthew P. Cycenas of Coventry; his grandchildren, Alex, Zachary, Noah, Aubrey, Shauney, Chris, Cassidy, Joey, Nick, Madison, and Parker; and his great-grandson, Greyson. He was predeceased by his five brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the Church of the Assumption, 29 Adams Street South, Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Manchester.

Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, Thursday, June 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.

John was an active member of the Church of the Assumption. He was a recipient of the St. Joseph Medal Award for his services. John kept busy with his gardening, painting, and enjoyed cooking. His quiet demeanor, love for his family, and admiration for the Blessed Mary will be missed but forever cherished.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to at

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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
(860) 643-1222
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 12 to June 16, 2018
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