Cynthia Marion King(1931 - 2014)

Cynthia Marion King Sept. 9, 1931 - Feb. 12, 2014 DAYVILLE - Cynthia Marion King, 82, of Dayville, CT, died Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam. Cynthia was born September 9, 1931 in Moosup, daughter of the late Raymond and Sophie (Koss) Bessette. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. S. King. Cynthia was a graduate of Plainfield High School, class of 1949, attended the Worcester City School of Nursing and graduated in 1952. In addition to caring for eight children of her own, she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Day Kimball Hospital Nursery Maternity Unit for thirty six years. There, she cared for and nurtured thousands of newborns. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Dayville. She loved to knit, enjoyed reading and music, flowers, gardening and her morning crossword puzzle. Playing cards with family, especially cribbage was another favorite pastime. She enjoyed cooking for her family, especially for holidays and family gatherings. She also loved the traditional canning of fruits and vegetables, jams and jellies and passed down the art to her children. Cynthia loved her family. She leaves her children, Raymond Scott King and his wife Vicki of Round Rock, TX, David M. King and his wife Karen of Hamden, Kathryn J. King of Putnam, Major Gregory F, King (Retired, USAF) and his wife Suzanne of Bosque Farms, NM, Timothy J. King and his wife Adrienne of Dayville, John P. King and his wife Reneé of North Grosvenordale, Paul S. King of Thompson, and Peter E. King of Norwich, her sisters, Joyce Campbell of Philadelphia, PA and Marcia Huhta and her husband Matti of Moosup, She was predeceased by a sister Lynne Harris. She also leaves her grandchildren Jason, Jordan, Erin, Meagan, Adam, Daniel, Allison, Ryan, Sage, Kaitlyn, Shawn, Beth; great grandchildren, Kahlan and Wesley. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her lifelong friend Virginia Mainville. Funeral will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM from Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Church, 350 Hartford Pike, Dayville, burial following in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. Calling hours will be Monday 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Southeast Connecticut Community Center of the Blind, 120 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320. To share a memory with her family "Light a Candle" at www.smithandwalkerfh.com

Funeral Home

Smith and Walker Funeral Home
148 Grove Street Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 928-2442

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Feb. 15, 2014