Boonville- Cynthia M. (Bourgeois) Zeigler, 62, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, with her loving family by her side, after a brave 30 year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Leukemia.
Cindy was born on April 8, 1952, a daughter of Joseph and Loretta Seelman Bourgeois. Her younger life was spent on the family farm on Route 26 in West Leyden, before moving to Boonville in 1968 after the death of her father. She graduated from Adirondack Central School with the Class of 1970. She then earned a business degree from the Utica School of Commerce.
On July 1, 1972, she was united in marriage with Larry Zeigler at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, a union that lasted almost 42 years. Cindy stayed home to raise her children until she began an 18 year career at Fleet/Norstar Bank. She began as a teller and worked her way up to an assistant manager position. She then took employment with W.B. Payne Insurance Agency in customer service. This was a job that Cindy truly loved and held for 12 years before she had to resign due to illness.
Cindy greatly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, not letting anything interfere with visits or special outings, no matter her physical discomfort. She enjoyed crocheting, and also loved working in her flower gardens and tending her rosebushes.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Larry; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Tammy Jo (Gregg) Farr, Statesville, NC, Jodi (Don) Croniser, Boonville, Miranda (Michael) Bush, Lowville, and Cassandra, Boonville, and boyfriend (Craig Hollis); seven grandchildren: Abigail and Evan Farr, Aiden, Bryar and Cole Croniser and Damon and Sawyer Bush. Also surviving are two brothers, Jerome (Mary) Bourgeois, Boonville, and Lawrence Bourgeois, Cleveland, NY, one sister: Evelyn (Charles) Kellogg, Dickinson, TX, her mother-in-law, Louise Zeigler, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ronald (Diana) Zeigler, Bonnie (George) Snyder, Cory (Jeannie) Zeigler, Lynn (Tina) Zeigler, Dwayne (Charlotte) Zeigler, and several nieces and nephews, all of Boonville. Cindy is survived by a special friend Dave Yockey, and very special friends who were always there, Dave and Joyce Payne and family. Cindy was a truly loving, fun-hearted woman who has left an amazing legacy for her family and friends.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with Rev. Sean P. O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 4-8 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280 Washington DC 20077, or you may contribute online at arthritis.org in Cindy's Memory.
Read Cynthia Zeigler's Obituary and Guestbook on www.trainorfuneralhome.com.