DANVERS - Cynthia Louise Wyrocki of Danvers, wife of late John T. Wyrocki died at her beloved home in St. Petersburg, FL, from complications due to COVID19 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren who recited prayers and recalled wonderful memories to comfort her as she crossed over.
Born in Wakefield, MA on September 24, 1943, to the late John and Eleanor Chew. Cynthia had a happy childhood with many memories of times spent with her family and friends. As a young child she moved to Marblehead, MA with her 5 siblings; Alan, Ned, Steve, Carol and Marcia. Spending many summers on Marblehead neck either at the Corinthian Yacht Club or by the light house, Cynthia developed a deep love for the ocean. After moving to Boxford in her teens, Cynthia graduated in 1961 from Masconomet High School. Cynthia went on to Emmanuel College where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
On February 7, 1970, Cynthia married John Wyrocki. Together they raised five (5) children in Danvers, MA. Cynthia devoted herself to raising her children. She was always selfless, putting everyone else’s needs above her own. She was a dedicated mother who cherished and nourished her children and made education a priority in their lives. She was a staunch advocate for education for all children regardless of their learning abilities. However, she was a bit overcautious with an unnatural fear of playground equipment.
Cynthia worked in several different fields during her life. From working with disabled adults in several different group homes, to spending twenty (20) years as a preschool teacher working with young children, to working in hospice, Cynthia continued to find joy and meaning out of helping others.
When not caring for others, Cynthia explored many passions. She was an avid traveler, reader and bridge player who rarely showed mercy on her opponents. Cynthia was extremely competitive which was evident in her scrabble games, where she would challenge any suspicious words, even with her young grandchildren. She was almost always correct. Football and Tom Brady was her other major loves. As a lifelong Patriots fan, she would get giddy every time #12 was up at play, however, she immediately switched loyalties when he moved to Tampa Bay. We don’t hold any grudges, as most of us secretly switched too. No one cheered louder than Cynthia, whether it was a team win or a win for one of her children or grandchildren. She will be forever remembered as her family’s biggest cheerleader.
Cynthia is survived by her five children, John Wyrocki, Christine Hoxha, Steven Wyrocki, Kevin Wyrocki, and Katie Leavitt, along with fifteen (15) grandchildren, her two (2) sister’s Marcia and Carol, several nieces, nephews, cousins and finally her lifelong best friend Anne Daniels.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Tuesday, August 31st at 9:30 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St., Topsfield at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Monday, August 30th from 5 to 8 P.M. Masks will be required at the wake and funeral. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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