Cynthia Dutil French

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MERIDEN - Cynthia Dutil French, 73, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Caroline Hull Dutil.

She was born in 1941 in Meriden and graduated from Maloney High School. She was a lifelong Meriden resident and was a member of St. Laurent Parish. Mrs. French retired from the State of Connecticut Office of the Comptroller; was a volunteer at Midstate Medical Center; the number one fan of the Platt High School girls' basketball and volleyball teams and the Southington High School boys' volleyball team; she enjoyed going to the casinos; and she was a diehard Yankees fan. There was nothing she loved more than spending time with her family.

Cynthia was predeceased by her husband, Robert T. French. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Flynn, and her husband, Daniel; and two sons, Russell French, and his wife, Barbara; and Stuart French, all of Meriden; six grandchildren, Jessica, Cayla, and Abigail French; Abigail Murphy; and Emily and Kiera Flynn; two nieces, Gina Dutil Layman, of Middlefield; and Tara-Lynn Dutil Tunison, from Florida; and several great-nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald "Bugsy" Dutil.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 10:15 a.m., from the John J. Ferry & Sons, Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, and at 11 a.m. at St. Laurent Church, for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the Mother Shaun Endowment Fund, Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451; or St. Laurent Church, 121 Camp St., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences, please visit
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John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Aug. 25, 2014
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