She was educated as a teacher at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She married Robert Boivin on July 4, 1955 in Van Buren. She loved all of her grandchildren, and her favorite stories were about them. She made every story deliciously sweet. She had a gift with children that will be remembered always.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Xavier and Cecile, nee Tardif, Cyr; and two sisters, Lorraine (Michael) Stauton and Donaldine (Tully) Bowman.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Boivin;
her children; Marc (Juanita) Boivin, James (Cindy) Boivin, Denise Heilig, and Greg (DeAnn) Boivin;
her cherished grandchildren, Josh Boivin, Megan Boivin, Jenna Boivin, Justin Heilig, Sarah Heilig, Jessica Heilig, Matthew Boivin,
Bradley Boivin, Nick Boivin, Danielle Boivin, Melissa (Matt) Schmitt and their children, Mabry and Ian, and Brianne (Chris) Jakes
and their children, Carter, Emerson, and Callan;
six sisters, Judy (Bud) Herberlee, Rachael Cyr, Jeanine Cyr, Marjorie (Fredd) Isaksen, Patsy (Wayne) Devine, and Marilyn (Ken) Wyman;
three brothers, Roger (Geralda), Jim (Betty) Cyr, and Gerard “Babe” (Joyce) Cyr;
a sister-in-law, Anne (Maurice) Boivin, a brother-in-law, Ray Kelley;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thank you for always being there for us Mom.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities or to Feed the Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Recitation of the Rosary to be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may also visit from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Entombment will be at Green Mount Catholic Mausoleum.