Cynthia Knorr

Cynthia J. Knorr (Castracani)

Thursday, April 3rd, 1941 - Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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WATERFORD Cynthia J. Knorr, 78, of Front St. died Wednesday November 13, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Troy she was the daughter of the late George and Monica Walsh Castracani.  She was a 1959 graduate of Catholic Central High School.

Cindy was employed by the General Electric Co., RECO Division, in Schenectady and later at the Waterford Silicone Plant from which she retired.  During the 1970’s she operated Cindy’s Ceramics in Waterford. She was a gifted artist who enjoyed reading, decorating, cooking and caring for her family.

Cindy was the widow of Francis Knorr who died in 1999.  She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey F.Knorr (Nadya) and Heidi J. Knorr of Waterford and the late Gregory J. Knorr.  She was the sister of the late John “Jack” Castracani and was the proud grandmother of Francis and Michael Knorr.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 9 am from the Philip J.Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford, and at 9:30 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday from 4-7 pm

Those who wish may make contributions to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 9:30am
    Saint Mary of the Assumption Church
    119 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Darlene Dziarcak

Posted at 11:43am
Jeff, Heidi, Nadia and beautiful boys, I'm so sorry for your loss. Cinny was a pleasure to work with and a sweet, funny, kind woman. She is with your dad and Grego in heaven, keeping her men out of trouble. She will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, Darlene

Marcia Gosselin-Bain

Posted at 01:15am
I will never forget the kindness & kind words Cindy & her Mother Monica expressed to me when my Mother passed. May you RIP Cindy.

Marcia Gosselin-Bain

Posted at 12:05am
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Vicki and Mouloud

Posted at 09:44pm
Dear Heidi and Jeff, Sending you the strength to endure this second loss so soon, after your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
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Helen Murphy

Posted at 03:21pm
I will miss you my best friend. We had many laughs and tears throughout the years. But we always got through those days together. You will be in my heart forever. Rest in peace with your angels.

Donna Connelly Posted at 04:42pm

I am so sorry to read this, Cindy was a beautiful person inside and out, who loved her family so much, we worked in the town hall together, it was always so nice to see that smile on her face,she loved her husband so much, find peace in knowing she is with your dad and brother, what a beautiful angel she will be.

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