portrait picture for Robert J. Cyr, "RJ"

Wake:Friends and family may call on Friday, May 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:12:00 noon on Saturday, May 19, at St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Robert J. Cyr, "RJ"


May 20, 1974 ~ May 14, 2012

Robert J. Cyr, “RJ”, 37, died May 14, 2012 at his residence in Waltham, Maine. He was born in Stamford, CT, on May 20, 1974 the son of Robert P. Cyr and Ann-Marie Britton.

RJ graduated from Bethel High School in 1993. He enjoyed gardening, hiking, fishing, and rescuing animals. He was very creative and liked doing carpentry. He was the Animal Control Officer in Waltham.

He is survived by his wife of 4 years, Lauren (Sullivan) Cyr; father, Robert P. Cyr and wife Sharon Hazzard Cyr; sister, Jennifer Barboza of Bethel, CT; half-sister, Kristy Britton of Naugatuck, CT; step-brother, Matthew Hazzard of Norwalk, CT; father-in-law, John Sullivan of Norwalk, CT; brothers-in-law, John Sullivan and wife Katherine of Naples, FL, and Chris Sullivan of Norwalk, CT; nephews, Gabriel Barboza of Bethel, CT, Matthew Hazzard, Jr. of Norwalk, CT; nieces, Isabella Barboza of Bethel, CT, and Aaliyah Hazzard of Norwalk, CT. RJ will be greatly missed by his friends and family as well as his adored dogs, Sway, Frosty, Zeke, and Avery. He was predeceased by his beloved dog, Princess.

Friends and family may call on Friday, May 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 19, at St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Interment will Follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Contributions in RJ’s memory may be made to the Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary, 653 Backridge Road, Penobscot, ME 04476.

  1. We love you, brother. You will be in our hearts every time we step into the woods. You will be sorely missed.

    May 17, 2012
    Wyatt & Amanda Smith -
  • Uncle Robert, Jenn, and Lauren –
    We are so sorry to hear about RJ. We are sure no words can describe how you are feeling at this time. We are praying that God will bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RJ will be missed tremendously. He was such a good soul with a kind heart. We love you, RJ!

    May 17, 2012
    Marie & Jason Mitchell -
  • I am so sorry, heartbroken for all of you. You are all truly in my prayers. I know that God is with you at this time and will bring you peace and comfort during this unbearable time. I cannot tell you enough how much I loved RJ and how much I know that he was loved by others. He was so kind, loving and caring always. Please now that my love is with you all and RJ will always remain in my heart. May peace come to you.

    Shelby- May 17, 2012

    May 17, 2012
    Shelby Gould -
  • Dear Ann, Robert and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news.
    I remember R.J. as such a handsome, smart, kind and loving boy. It has been many years since I last saw him in Bethel. Please know that you are in my thoughts and daily prayers. May our God hold you close, provide you strength and peace through the days ahead.

    With sympathy,

    Anne Sawala – Athens, GA

    May 17, 2012
    Anne Sawala -
  • With sympathy and deepest sorrow to all who are left to bear the burden of RJ’s passing: He was a man of conviction and deep passion for those who could not care for themselves; he did not criticize others without just cause; he was a man unafraid to show tears and laughter in the same sentence. He was my friend, and the world is less bright without his light. May he find peace.

    May 17, 2012
    Ellen Lamerson - Blue Hill, Maine -
  • To Ann, Jennifer and Kristy: We send to you all our condolances, with our Love to you all. May GOD be with you at this time.
    Norm and barb Getchell

    May 17, 2012
    Norman Getchell -
  • Jenn, My sincerest sympathies for you , your Dad and the rest of your family. I hope your memories will be a comfort to you in the coming days and weeks.

    May 18, 2012
    Jean Chandler -
  • R.J. was a good friend and one of a kind. His passion for life and for those around him was an inspiration to us. He made this world a better place and his influence will remain long after his passing. It was a privilege to have known him. We will treasure our memories of R.J. and the good times we had together. Love you R.J.

    Our deepest sympathies to Lauren and his family and friends.

    May 19, 2012
    Russell & Lisa Sweeting -
  • Lowe’s 2495 will miss RJ very much……Our Deepest Sympathies to Lauren , Family and all of his dear friends

    May 19, 2012
    Denise M. Stanwood -
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