Barbara Anne (Cyr) Riley, 54, Nurse, Mother

Barbara Anne (Cyr) Riley, of Framingham passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on December 8, 2019, after a 17-year fight against metastatic breast cancer.

Born in Jay, Maine on February 27, 1965, Barbara attended Jay High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine.

Barbara worked for many years as a nurse in different settings until she met the love of her life, David Riley, and had her beautiful children, Michelle and Jonathan.

Barbara lived her life giving to others, even when diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37, which she fought relentlessly and courageously to the endShe truly left a mark on all who knew her.

Barbara was predeceased by her father, Fernand Cyr of Jay, ME.

She is lovingly survived by her husband David Riley and her daughter Michelle and son Jonathan of Framingham, her mother Anne Cyr of Jay, ME, siblings John Cyr of Pownal, ME, Kathleen (Cyr) Voter of Sanford, ME, and Julie (Cyr) Thornton of Jay, ME. She leaves behind many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends who adored her.

Family and friends will honor and remember Barbara’s life by celebrating her Funeral Mass on Saturday morning, December 14 in St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road, Route 9 east, in Framingham, at 10 o’clock. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Barbara to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or via

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham.  For directions and online tributes, kindly visit

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

Leave a Reply