Cynthia F. Gralenski
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Shelburne, NH - Cynthia F. Gralenski, 76, of Shelburne, NH, passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at the St. Vincent de Paul Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born in Gloucester, on November 26, 1943 the daughter of the late Otto and Evelyn (Forseman) Wayrynen and grew up in Rockport where she met her husband, John. They moved briefly to Norwalk, CT before moving to Whitefield, NH and later settling in Shelburne, NH in 1974. Cynthia was an active volunteer for AVH Auxiliary and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She served on the Town of Shelburne Cemetery Committee, the Shelburne Woman's Club and loved to watch all sporting activities of her children and grandchildren.
Family includes her son, Douglas J. Gralenski and wife Pamela of Gorham, NH and Daniel Gralenski and wife, Tristen of Bellevue, ID; grandchildren Nicholas, Lauren, Trail and D.J. Gralenski; step granddaughter, Devan Hoehn and step great-granddaughter, Ellison Gray Hoehn; mother, Evelyn (Wayrnen) Makkonen of Rockport; a brother, Ray Makkonen of Rockport; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John Gralenski on September 2, 2019, her stepfather, Reino Makkonen and her brother Everett Wayrynen.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday January 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, NH. Interment will be in the spring in the Wheeler Cemetery in Shelburne. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Lamb's Chapel, 214 School Street, Berlin, NH 03570. Online guestbook at
Published on January 9, 2020


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Christine and Paul Yngve
Jan 09, 2020
We send our sympathies and prayers to this dear family. Cynthia was a long time childhood friend and we enjoyed spending time with John and Cynthia as a couple. God bless. Special hugs to her mother..thank you.