Sophie Cyganovich

Died: April 6, 2017
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Sophie Cyganovich, 95 years old, of Endicott ascended to heaven on April 6, 2017 to celebrate her favorite holiday, Easter, with those who predeceased her including her husband, John and son, Jerome and her brothers, Frank and Steve Zamoiski, sisters, Caroline Wilk and Helen Koziatek. She is survived by three daughters and one son: Christine Cawley and William Casale, Pinehurst, NC, Magdalyn Cyganovich, Rochester, NY, Janette and Michael Brush, Endicott and Lawrence and Diana Cyganovich, Pawling, NY. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law; Julianna Zamoiski, Mary Tchir, Emily Kwiatkowski, Cassie Pastalan, Mary Cyganovich and brothers-in-law, Ted Andrews and Anthony Cyganovich plus numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends include the Donald Ferguson, Sam Arcangeli, James Martindale and Douglas Grassi families. She was a member of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Maine, NY. For many years, she prepared the chicken barbeque sauce for the church’s annual picnic. During World War II, Sophie helped the war effort by working in a factory making altimeters for military aircraft. Sophie was a wonderful mother and homemaker who was known for her delicious pies. She loved gardening, music, dancing, playing pinochle and her family. Sophie always had determination and even when she had mobility issues, she figured out how to cook, bake, can and make pickles for herself, family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm on Friday, April 21st at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, April 22 at the Most Holy Rosary Church, Maine, NY. Interment will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Broome County Council of Churches Ramp It Up Program, 3 Otseningo Street, Binghamton, NY 13903 or a charity of your choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Most Holy Rosary Church


2596 Main Street, Maine, NY, 13802

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Died: April 6, 2017

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Grace Cawley-Rhine posted on 4/22/17

Our thoughts are with your family as you mourn the loss of your Mother, but also as you remember to celebrate Sophie's life- full of love and family! May the memories you have of time spent together, Holidays filled with volumes of delicious foods, home made pies, and family stories, help you through this difficult time (Christine, you inherited Sophie's delicious pie-making gene!) In my younger years, I remember spending a holiday or two at your parents' home with Michael and all of you. Those were fun times! Sophie will be missed by many; her stalwart spirit and perseverance are an example for us all. Alan and I are keeping The Cyganovich Family in our thoughts and prayers. We were so sorry that we were unable to attend Sophie's services, but please know that our hearts were with you. I love you much, Grace xoxo


Lucinda L.Cawley posted on 4/17/17

Christine, Larry, Maggie, & Jeanette: My deepest condolences upon Sophie's passing. "Memory is the only friend that grief can call its own." Rev. William O'Shea Please take comfort in the many happy memories you have of your dear Mother. Reminisce, laugh & cry over them together! I believe that Love is the bridge between this world and the next, and I'm certain you'll carry Sophie in your loving hearts forever. Our Michael grew to love her, and the Cawley family appreciates all of her (and John's) many kindnesses to him. Those three may be up there chatting over a steaming cup of coffee right now! Lucinda "Cinda" Cawley