Nancy Cyr Larson
Avery-Storti Funeral Home - Wakefield
88 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI
85, passed away Monday, May 11th. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Francis Cyr, and was the wife of the late Richard Larson. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Melvin and Eva (Wilson) Miller. After graduation from Hope High School, she attended Bates College, earned a BA from URI and an MA from UConn. For 32 years she taught in the Coventry High School's Social Studies Department retiring as its department chair. In retirement, she coordinated the Elder Hostel Program at Camp Canonicus, volunteered in a number of local programs, assisted in the building of a hospital in La Romana, Dominican Republic and was an active member of the Wakefield Baptist Church congregation. Through a shared love for reading, sports teams (especially all Boston teams, URI basketball and as an original season ticket holder for PC hockey and member of the Friars Club), bridge, history, Jeopardy, cooking gourmet meals, theater and travel, she maintained a wide circle of devoted friends. Nancy's family and friends gave her great joy. She is survived by a daughter Michele Cyr MD, and son-in-law Gregory Towne MD of Barrington, RI and son Mark Cyr and daughter-in-law Maureen Cyr, of Industry, Maine. She is also survived by her cherished brother, Robert Wilson Miller, and sister-in-law, Dolores Miller who reside in Livermore Falls, Maine. Nancy's beloved grandchildren are Robert (Buzzy) Cyr, Keelin Trask, Benjamin Cyr Towne, and Kyle Cyr and great grandchildren Ella and Owen Trask. Among her many accomplishments she was especially proud of her children and the impact that she had on the lives of hundreds of high school students. To honor this legacy, contributions can be made to the Nancy Cyr Larson Memorial Scholarship, Coventry Teachers Scholarship Fund at 3 Hazel Street Coventry, RI 02816. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. For guest book and condolences,
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Published by The Providence Journal on May 16, 2020.
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Oh, how this hurts my heart! Not only was Nancy Cyr my history teacher at CHS, she was my mother's best friend. Shelly was our babysitter for years. Nancy was a brilliant, witty, and caring teacher and friend.

I have posted a picture from the 1976 Varsity Revue at Coventry High School where Nancy (in blue), my mother, Al Berard, and Jim DiPrete took us all back in time for a fun dance (maybe the song was "On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City?"). Three of the four of them are dancing together now. Rest in peace, Nancy. We all loved you.
Anne Robertson
May 16, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Cyr's passing. She was one of favorite teachers at Coventry High School and a terrific person.

I was lucky enough to see her years after graduation and she was the same engaging person, still caring about her students.

To her family, please accept my sincerest condolences.

Sheila Sullivan
CHS Class of 1980
Sheila Sullivan
May 16, 2020
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