Mary A. Cygan, 90, of Northborough


Mary A. CyganNorthborough – Mary A. Cygan passed away December 7, 2023, at Christopher House in Worcester; she was 90 years old. Mary was raised in Indian Orchard, MA, the daughter to Stanley J. and Stella (Dziemianko) Lazarz. She was a graduate of Commerce High School in Springfield, MA prior to studying at the University of New Hampshire.

Mary worked for insurance companies before meeting her future husband, Stanley W. Cygan. In 1963, the young couple relocated to Northborough to raise a family. Mary was a devoted mother to her children. When they became older, she became employed at Digital Equipment Corp. first as an Executive Secretary then as an operational analyst. She retired in 1993 to enjoy spending time with her grandchildren. Mary and Stanley enjoyed 47 years of marriage together until Stanley’s own passing in 2006.

Mary looked forward to traveling with her husband. She loved to sing and was a past member of the Assabet Valley Master Singers and the Northborough Community Chorus. She was a longtime member of St. Rose of Lima Parish, a past member of the parish Women’s Group and volunteer cook for many of the Men’s Breakfasts. Mary shared her joy of reading as a reading volunteer at the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School. In later years she could be found in a corner of the library, quietly reading a book or the newspaper. Mary was independent and a sharp thinker. She enjoyed Tai Chi classes at the Senior Center, conversing with friends and neighbors at the center’s Bistro Café, doing puzzles and making lunch dates with her friends and family.

Surviving Mary are her two children, Nicholas S. Cygan of Weston; Katherine T. Comeau (Robert) of Boylston; two grandchildren who she loved dearly, Jake and Shelly Comeau, her sister Rose Malysz of Wilbraham and several nieces and nephews. Mary also leaves her dear friends Michelle Zagura of Boylston and Arlene Terrasi of Marlboro.

The family would like to thank St. Vincent Hospital, the care team at Christopher House and the Jewish Home Hospice Care nurses for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, Inc. ( or the Friends of the Northborough Library (

Calling hours will be held 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St, Northborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 14 at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St, Northborough, with burial following in Howard St. Cemetery.

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