Cecelia P. Maynard
Date of Passing:
Cecelia P. (Rutkowski) Maynard of Riverside, RI, died on December 12, 2020 from complications of Covid-19. She was the beloved wife of 59 years of Robert E. Maynard of Riverside, loving mother of Michelle C. Maynard and devoted grandmother of Lara C. Sunter, both of Arlington, VA.
Born in Detroit to the late Walter Rutkowski and the late Lottie (Guzanek) Rutkowski, she was a long-time resident of Riverside, RI. Ceil started her career working for the Brotherhood of Railway Workers in Detroit. She served for many years as a legal secretary at various law offices in Providence, and retired from the legal division of Travelers Insurance.
She leaves one sister Helen Chonkich of Warren, MI, a brother, Robert Rutkowski of Warren, and many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by siblings Stella Iwaniec, Stephanie Ziff, and Chester, Edward, and Stanley Rutkowski.
Ceil was an avid gardener and an expert seamstress and yarn crafter who generously shared her knowledge and the fruits of her labor. She was a communicant of St. Brendan’s Church, Riverside.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside, followed by a private burial in Swan Point Cemetery, Blackstone Blvd., Providence.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Ceil’s memory to Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, 200 Wampanoag Trail, Riverside, RI 02915 www.hattieidechaffee.com or Project Knitwell 2503D N. Harrison St. #1026 Arlington, VA 22207 www.projectknitwell.org.