Cecelia P. Maynard

Date of Passing:

December 12, 2020

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.

Online Condolences


  1. I remember Ceil gardening away on Woodcrest she was a lovely woman and neighbor always enjoyed a quick chat with her when I was walking my dog my deepest sympathies to Bob and Michelle God’s blessings to you

  2. Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. We had many good times at the AIB conventions.My thoughts and prayer are with you.
    Pat Brescia

  3. Bob, Michelle, Lara,

    Nous sommes de tout cœur avec Vous.
    Bien affectueusement, on vous embrasse fort.
    Marité, Jean Paul et toute la famille

  4. Bob my thoughts and prayers are with you

  5. Michelle, Robert and Lara, we wish that we could be with you to help you through this difficult time, but know that we are thinking and praying for you.
    Anthony, Georgia, Liz, Anthony and Jack Mangione. Parkland, Florida

  6. Sending love and prayers, Michelle and Lara, and to your father and grandfather. May she know peace. Barbara Brady and Family

  7. Mr Maynard, Michelle and Lara, we are so sorry to hear about Mrs Maynard. You are all in our prayers. ? Joe, Karen, Joanne, Janice Calitri and families

  8. Dear Michelle
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time…
    Our sympathies to your dad…
    Joe, Karen, Joanne and Janice Calitri

  9. My dear Aunt may she rest in peace. Always in my prayers and my heart. Give your Sisters my Bushia and my Auntie Stevie the Biggest Hugs ever. My thoughts and prayers are with you Uncle Bob, Michele and Lara

  10. Michelle, thinking of you, Lara and your Dad at this time. Sending virtual hugs and prayers of peace and grace at this time! Much love from all of the Bootcampers ❤️??❤️??

  11. Bob and Michelle, Our deepest symphathy, our prayers are with you

    at this time of sorrow. The Renaud Family

  12. I was so sorry to learn of Ciel’s passing this morning. I remember fondly going to visit Ciel, Robert, and Michelle in Riverside every Christmas. My siblings and I talked via a text thread this morning about how hard it must be for the family to have Pauline’s passing, and now Ciel’s (we are Louise Morin Thompson is our mother). I am thinking of you all with love.

  13. My deepest sympathy to Bob, Michele and family. Fond memories spent with my parents who adored Bob and Ceil. May she rest in eternal peace.

    Ann Louise (Bova)Hannon
    Daughter of Anna and Peter.

  14. So, so sorry for your loss, Michelle and Lara. Praying for you and sending love.

  15. It was always so special our summer trips to Rhode Island to visit with Aunt Ceil and all the Maynard relatives. These will always be cherished memories in my heart. Love and prayers to you❤️

  16. Michelle, We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sending hugs to you, Lara and your dad. May loving memories of your mom comfort you all during these difficult days. Blessings, Siobhan and Rob Johansson

  17. Thinking of all of you and sending out prayers.

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Brennan Family

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