JONESBORO – Cynthia Anne Bellows, 53, passed away peacefully April 26, 2006, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 3, 1952, in Haverhill, Mass. Cyndy was extremely proud of the fact that her childhood years were spent in Maine. She graduated from Haverhill High, Haverhill, Mass. in 1970. Cyndy had a great love of learning and of literature, which led her to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Maine at Machias in 1994. Cyndy and her family moved to Franklin, in the early 80’s and then to Jonesboro, in 1995. Cyndy enjoyed people, especially children, and pursued employment, which enabled her to spend time with and help others. Her first job was as a child care provider from which she took great pleasure in spending time with the children and their families. In the late 80’s, she and her husband, Tom owned the Bellows Restaurant, in Ellsworth. While working there, she enjoyed meeting new people, making friends, and she especially cherished the time she spent with the love of her life, Tom. For the past 10 years, Cyndy was employed by the State of Maine Department of Labor/CareerCenter, Machias. She proudly served the people of Washington County and her position as a career consultant enabled her to help people better their lives. During her years of service with CareerCenter, Cyndy received many awards including Employee of the Month and State of Maine Department of Labor Employee of the Year in 2003. Cyndy enjoyed calligraphy, reading, music (especially the Blues), playing the piano and guitar, singing, being with friends and family, playing games (her favorites were Scrabble and Rummikub), gardening, and her pets, Rosie and Velcro. She also enjoyed giving back to her community and did so by volunteering at various events such as the annual Jobs for Maine Graduates Career Development Conference, the National/American Folk Festival, and being a judge at the annual Milbridge Days Parade in past years. Cyndy was also a proud member of the Julio Society International Scholarship Team. She had broad interests and touched the lives of many different people because of this. She was the “ambassador of fun;” she made people feel happy, was always able to evoke laughter, and her smile was contagious. Cyndy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 29 years, Thomas; her son, Justin and his wife, Nora, of Washington, Mo.; her son, Alex and his companion, Devon Govoni, of Cambridge, Mass.; her granddaughter and the apple of her eye, Claire Louise Bellows of Washington, Mo.; her brother, Thomas Gagne and his wife, Debra, of Salisbury, Mass.; her sister, Lisa Ransom and her husband, Geoffrey, of Concord, N.H.; her mother-in-law, Helen Bellows of Sebring, Fla.; her sister-in-law, Susan Jones of Acton, Mass.; her father, John Gagne and his wife, Pamela, of Williamsburg, Va.; 11 nieces and nephews and countless friends. Cyndy was extremely proud of her children and their accomplishments. When she spoke of them, her eyes danced with pride and joy. She was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Garvey Gagne of Plaistow, N.H.; her sister, Alexis Wall of Northampton, Mass.; her grandfather, Thomas Garvey of Haverill, Mass., known lovingly to her as “Grank;” and her devoted dog, Belvie. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Cyndy’s life 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Kilburn Commons at the University of Maine at Machias, in Machias. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cynthia’s memory to Cancer Care of Maine, Eastern Maine Medical Center, 489 State St., Bangor, ME 04401.