North Grafton – Cynthia J. Wilkinson, of North Grafton and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., known for her generosity, loving spirit, and passion for life, passed away peacefully at home Monday, June 15, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. The angels rejoiced as she found her parents, extended family, and friends once again.
Cynthia may have had cancer, but cancer did not define who she was. She was a friend among friends. Whether it was her circle of movie buffs, science fiction readers, Environmental Protectors, colleagues or family, one could always count on Cynthia. She was a strong willed individual who was not afraid to speak her mind including with her doctors.
Cynthia gave her time to mentor teenagers in Worcester and worked to help build gender equality in the supply chain arena. She was a lover of horses and could not be stumped with trivia on any major horse racing event of the past century.
She is survived by four sisters, Rosemary Cataloni of West Yarmouth, Diane Morse of Ashland, Karen McLeod of Tampa, Fla., and Stacey Stephenson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; her aunt, Joan Nelson of Ballston Spa, N.Y., and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her two dogs, Kassidy and Tiaran.
Visitation hours will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 9-10:30 a.m., at the Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. A funeral Mass will be held following the visitation hours at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Parish, 17 Waterville St., North Grafton. A reception will be held in the lower level of the Parish. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Cynthia Wilkinson to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.