Germaine L. Cyr Bois, who worked in Bowdoin dining services for eighteen years, died on July 9, 2018, in Portland, Maine.
(The following was published in the Times Record):
Germaine L. Cyr Bois, age ninety-eight, of Brunswick died Monday July 9, 2018, surrounded by her family at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
Germaine was born February 11, 1920 in Fort Kent, a daughter of Emile and Edith Marquis Rioux. She married John Cyr in 1943, who died in 1952. In 1958 she married Bertrand Bois who passed away in 2000.
Germaine was someone who always enjoyed her family and friends. She had worked in food services at Bowdoin College and in Brunswick schools for eighteen years, where she also served on the Affirmative Action Committee at Longfellow Elementary School. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church and The Daughters of Isabella.
Through her life and into retirement Germaine volunteered for several organizations including the Town of Brunswick Election Polls, People Plus, Pejepscot Historical Society, the American Cancer Society, and served ten years on the Pejepscot Terrace Tenants Committee.
Germaine’s primary focus was raising and caring for her seven children. In her leisure she enjoyed sewing, knitting, exercising, and gardening.
She was predeceased by her husbands; a very dear friend, Joseph Simard, Sr.; a brother, Paul E. Rioux; sisters, Marie Mae Cameron, Etiquette Pelletier, and Edwina Roy.
She is survived by three sons, Maurice Cyr and his wife Carol of Natick, MA, Robert Bois and his wife Carol of Framingham, MA, Michael Bois and his wife Mayme of Jefferson, MD; four daughters, Colette Cyr Gagnon of Deland, FL, Elaine Cyr and her wife Chris Chapman of Harpswell, Janice Cyr and her husband Allen Halvorsen of Brunswick, Sandra Bois Dwyer and her husband Hugh of Brunswick; thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dionne Commons for the love and care they showed to Germaine and her family.