CYNTHIA ANN DIBLASI 1935-2013 Cynthia A. Bartlett DiBlasi, 77, passed peacefully at home Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Cynthia was born in Boston, MA on July 28, 1935 to James Samuel Bartlett and Lucy Hynes Bartlett. She grew up primarily in Medford, MA, and graduated from Medford High School in 1954. Cynthia married her high school sweetheart, Salvatore DiBlasi, Jr. also of Medford, MA on March 12, 1955. Her first employment opportunity came when she accepted a position with the New England Telephone Company in Boston, MA. She later put all her energy into being a housewife and mother. Cynthia and Salvatore resided in Medford and Reading, MA until moving to Waterville, Maine in 1973 with their three children. In 1982, she and Salvatore moved back to Medford, MA so Salvatore could get cancer treatment. He lost his battle with cancer in 1986 and she felt that she had lost the love of her life that day. Cynthia also suffered a great loss when her mother Lucy "Bambi" passed away later that same year. She moved back to Maine to be with her three children. She ultimately resided in Benton and Fairfield, Maine with her daughter Dawn until her passing. Cynthia was a woman who was supported by an everlasting faith in God. She was a most giving person, spreading love to all she encountered. She emanated light and love to all, and gave of herself fully and unconditionally. Known as "Grammy" in her community, she welcomed neighborhood children with the same open arms that she offered to her grandchildren. Each of her 'kids' held a special place in her heart. Cynthia also had a deep passion for animals and the elderly. She worked briefly at the Waterville Muskie Center where she enjoyed many hours with friends and touched countless lives. Her extraordinary love for people shone through to everyone she met and in everything she did. Cynthia was a proud sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her brother, James Bartlett of Medford, MA; two brothers-in-law Joseph and Kenneth DiBlasi of Medford, MA and their families; her three children and their spouses; Salvatore DiBlasi, III and wife Vanessa DiBlasi of Rougemont, NC; LouAnn DiBlasi Lindie and her husband Michael Lindie of Benton, ME; and Dawn M. DiBlasi and her husband Michael Taylor of Fairfield, ME. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Danica Poulin Rancourt of Westbrook, ME; Amanda R. DiBlasi Haley of Westminster, CO; Karrie DiBlasi Fox of Wilmington, NC; Jessica L. Lindie of Boston, MA; James M. Lindie stationed with the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, VA; and her four great-grandchildren, Andrew J. Haley and Taylor J. Haley, Landon Rancourt, and Dylan Fox. Special thanks to Cynthia's dear friends and home health workers Lori LaVerdiere, Jeannie Fuller, and Ashley Smith. She is also survived by close friends Kitty and Andrew Dawson of Fairfield, and Laura Rockwell of Waterville. Additionally, the family would like to thank Hospice of Waterville for their loving care. Visiting hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Fri., Jan 4, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, 70 Pleasant St., Waterville. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta in the springtime. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.