SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 20, 2013

Cynthia Elaine Muenzner, 57


Gloucester — Cynthia Elaine (Alisch) Muenzner, 57, wife of Bruce William Muenzner, of Gloucester, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, after a brief illness.

Cynthia graduated from Northeastern University in 1978 with a degree in theraputic recreation.

She was employed by Associated Group Home, Marblehead School Department, Gordon College, and was an active member of St. Ann’s School.

Her interests were the activities of her children, Bryan and Alex. She ran many recreational programs, including the City of Gloucester Summer Programs, Y.M.C.A. ski trips and youth sporting events. She had never missed a recreational activity.

She was married to Bruce for 31 years. Memories include cherished experiences at beaches on Cape Cod and Gloucester, where she was well known. She loved the ocean, the sand and the collection of nature’s seashells.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Bruce, and her two boys, Bryan and Alex; the family dog, Fenway; her mother, Helen R. (Adamowicz) Alisch of Worcester; her only sister, Beth Ann Alisch Crotty and her husband, Keven M. Crotty of South Windsor, Conn.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, whom she all loved.

She was predeceased by her father, Rudolph E. Alisch, formerly of Worcester.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Friday, November 22, at 9:45 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

The burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly.

Contributions may be made in Cynthia’s name to the JJ Nicastro Foundation, 9 Lattof Farm Circle, Rockport, MA 01966.

For condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.